Congratulations to George Saunders, Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo

Solved!
Laura Caldwell
Anatomy of Innocence

Air Date/Time: October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Solved! host and mystery author Libby Hellmann talks to editor/author Laura Caldwell about her latest look at wrongful convictions featuring best-selling authors writing about true crimes and punishment.

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Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Twelve novels and twenty short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first.

She has been a finalist twice for the Anthony, three times for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year, the Agatha, the Shamus, the Daphne, and has won the Lovey multiple times.

In 2005 Libby was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500 member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime fiction authors. She also hosts a monthly radio show called “Second Sunday Crime” on the Authors on the Air internet network. More at http://libbyhellmann.com

A House Divided
Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Guy Fraker
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Lincoln in the Midwest

Air Date/Time: October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg  speaks with Brian Dirck and Guy Fraker.

Dirck will discuss Lincoln in Indiana and Fraker will talk about Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. Join us for a compelling talk about Lincoln in the Midwest.

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Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of Virtual Book Signing and Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world.

Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.


Lit with Love
Pintip Dunn
Seize Today

Seize Today

Air Date/Time: October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CST
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev speaks with Pintip Dunn about Seize Today.

From the Forget Tomorrow Series, Seize Today  introduces is to Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden.  Precognitive, she can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. Olivia can only watch as her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, chooses the dark, destructive course every time.

When the Chairwoman captures Ryder Russell, a strong-willed boy from the rebel Underground, Olivia sees a vision of her own imminent death-at Ryder’s hand. Olivia must find the to...Send Questions or Comments

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Sonali Dev, Award winning author, writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after.

Sonali’s novels have been on Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post and Kirkus Best Books lists. She won the American Library Association’s award for best romance in 2014, is a RITA Finalist, RT Reviewer Choice Award Nominee, and winner of the RT Seal of Excellence. 

Sonali lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Find out more at sonalidev.com.


A House Divided
Michael Hogan
Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Air Date/Time: October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg interviews Michael Hogan about his new book, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico. 

Covering the years 1846 to the end of the Civil War, this book uses original documents from government, university, and private institutions in both the US and Mexico to closely examine these pivotal years in the relationship between Mexico and America. 

Michael Hogan also joins us at the Union League Club of Chicago for a luncheon earlier that day. Make your reservation today.

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Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of Virtual Book Signing and Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world.

Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.


A House Divided
Ron Chernow
Grant

Grant

Air Date/Time: November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Ron Chernow about Grant. 

Chernow finds the threads that bind Grant’s disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary.

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Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of Virtual Book Signing and Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world.

Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.


A House Divided
Gordon Rhea
On To Petersburg
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On To Petersburg

Air Date/Time: November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talks with Gordon Rhea about his latest book, On to Petersburg. This program begins shortly after the Ron Chernow program; the start is approximate.

On to Petersburg follows the Union army’s movement to the James River, the military response from the Confederates, and the initial assault on Petersburg, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign.

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Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery.

A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.


Stranger Than Fiction
Adam Gussow
Beyond the Crossroads

Beyond the Crossroads

Air Date/Time: November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga interviews Adam Gussow about his new book, Crossroads: The Devil and The Blues Tradition. 

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He’s not just the music’s namesake (“the devil’s music”), but a shadowy presence who haunts the entire genre. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil’s presence in the Blues.

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Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga is a lifelong Chicagoan.

During the early to mid-1970s, at the University of Illinois he studied with artists who were alumni from the famed Institute of Design, Chicago, including Eugene Dana and Morris Barazani. He afterward worked in advertising firms, and at a north side armored car company. The four decades following have been devoted to careers in used and rare books and the art gallery business, working wherever possible with an emphasis on the writers and artists of Chicago.

Today Berlanga operates privately as an art dealer and advisor and also is sales manager of the LH Selman Gallery of Art Glass in Chicago’s unique Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue. He has most recently contributed an introduction to Bruce Morton’s, Forgottonia-The Audience, a book of photographs (part two of a trilogy) documenting the lives and shifting destinies of farming communities in a 16-county area of western Illinois.


Stranger Than Fiction
Ed Gordon
Divided on D-Day

Divided on D-Day

Air Date/Time: November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason interviews Ed Gordon  about his new book, Divided on D-Day. 

Two historians, one American and one British, show how lack of cooperation and bad decisions lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

Learn more and order your signed copy today.

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Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery.

A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.


A House Divided
Graham Peck
Making An Anti-Slavery Nation

Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

Air Date/Time: November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Graham Peck about Making An Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the Battle over Freedom. 

Peck meticulously traces the conflict over slavery in Illinois from the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 to Lincoln’s defeat of his arch-rival Stephen A. Douglas in the 1860 election. Presenting pathbreaking interpretations of Lincoln, Douglas, and the Civil War’s origins, Making an Antislavery Nation shows how battles over slavery paved the way for freedom’s triumph in America.

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Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of Virtual Book Signing and Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world.

Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.

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