• Sex and the Civil War

      Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography and the Making of American Morality
      By Judith Giesberg
      $29.95
      Air Date/Time March 25, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 152 p., 26 halftones, notes, bibl., index, cloth with dj
      Order your signed copy now, for delivery after the program

      Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, cartes de visite, playing cards, and stereographs.

      A perfect storm of antebellum legal, technological, and commercial developments, coupled...Learn More

    • Midnight in America

      Midnight In America: Darkness, Sleep and Dreams During the Civil War
      By Jonathan W. White
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time March 25, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 296 p. 25 halftones, notes, bibl., index, cloth with dj
      Order your signed copy now, for delivery after the program.

      The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night.

      Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through...Learn More

    • Girl in Disguise
      by Greer Macallister
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time April 13, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 320p., hardcover

      Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective’s rise during one of the nation’s times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

      With no money and no husband, Kate Warne finds herself with few choices. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow mostly trouble and ruin―unless that...Learn More

    • Lincoln In Indiana
      By Brian Dirck
      $24.95
      Air Date/Time April 15, 12noon (Central)
      1st ed., Cloth, 152p, illus, dj.

      Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky in 1809, moved with his parents, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, and his older sister, Sarah, to the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in 1816.  

      There Lincoln spent more than a quarter of his life. It was in Indiana that he developed a complicated and often troubled relationship with his father, exhibited his now-famous penchant for self-education, and formed...Learn More

    • Presidential Libraries As Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush
      By Jodi Kanter
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time April 15, 12noon (Central)
      1st ed., paperback 198p, illus.

      How do the funding, setting architecture, and exhibition of a presidential library shape our understanding of the president’s character? And how do diverse performances of the presidency create radically different opportunities for the practice of American citizenship? In Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, Jodi Kanter analyzes presidential...Learn More

    • The Nerdy and the Dirty

      The Nerdy and the Dirty
      by B. T. Gottfried
      $17.99
      Air Date/Time April 21, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover
      For Young Adults

      His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself.

      Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential...Learn More

    • The Radium Girls

      The Radium Girls
      by Kate Moore
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time May 11, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 496p., hardcover

      The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger…

      The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

      Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing...Learn More

    • Wrestling With His Angel
      By Sidney Blumenthal
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time June 9, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 592p, cloth with dj

      Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party.

      In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election,...Learn More

    • The Book No One Ever Read
      by Cornelia Funk
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time June 23, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 36p., hardcover
      For Ages 3 and up

      What if books want to be read as much as we want to read them?

      This is certainly true of our young hero in The Book No One Ever Read. Morry, a young book, is tired of standing still on a shelf amid dignified first editions, and yearns for the excitement of sharing his story with a child.

      Learn More
    • Fuel For Fire
      by Julia Ann Walker
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time July 7, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 384p., paperback

      A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the tenth installment of Julie Ann Walker’s red-hot BKI series. 

      Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes:
      The first two left blood on his hands.
      The third left him wondering…what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell...Learn More

    • Lit With Love

      Breathless
      By Beverly Jenkins
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time March 16,  6pm  (Central)
      1st ed., Paperback, 384p.

      A strong-willed beauty finds herself in the arms of the handsome drifter from her past, in this second book in the sizzling series set in the Old West, from USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins.

      As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong...Learn More

    • Forbidden
      By Beverly Jenkins
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time March 16,  6pm  (Central)
      1st ed., Paperback, 384p.

      USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns with the first book in a breathtaking new series set in the Old West

      Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he’s always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and...Learn More

    • See You in the Cosmos

      See You in the Cosmos
      by Jack Cheng
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time March 13, 3:45pm (Central)
      1st ed., 320p., hardcover
      For Ages 10 -12, Grades 5+

      A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.

       11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to...Learn More

    • Manitou Canyon
      by William Kent Krueger
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time March 10, 4pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336p., hardcover

      In the extraordinary new Cork O’Connor thriller from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author William Kent Krueger, the lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter’s wedding.

      Since the violent deaths of his wife, father, and best friend all occurred in previous Novembers, Cork O’Connor has always considered it to be the...Learn More

    • Lincoln in the Bardo
      By George Saunders
      $28.00
      Air Date/Time March 2, 3:00pm (Central)
      1st ed., 368p, cloth, dj.

      The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December, this moving and original father-son story features none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. 

      February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a...Learn More

    • Brighton
      by Michael Harvey
      $15.99
      Air Date/Time February 28, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 357p.

      An extraordinary thriller—gripping, haunting, and marvelously told—about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders.

      “You came back here to bury your past. . . . Thing is, you gotta kill it first.”

      Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was fifteen when he left town...Learn More

    • The Wizard’s Dog
      by Eric Kahn Gale
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time February 23, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 368p., hardcover
      For Ages 8-12; Grades 3-7

      Meet Nosewise. He’s spunky. He’s curious. And he’s a dog who can’t understand why his pack mates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it’s a trick they want, he’s the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over!

      But there’s no way Nosewise is “Stay”ing when his master and best friend, Merlin,...Learn More

    • The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

      The Ultimate Guide
      to the Gettysburg Address
      By David Hirsch & Dan Van Haften
      $14.99
      Air Date/Time February 9,  6pm  (Central)
      1st ed., Paperback, 64p.

      Abraham Lincoln’s November 19, 1863, Gettysburg Address is generally recognized as one of the greatest leadership speeches ever written. The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address explains the 272-word speech more thoroughly than any book previously published. With the aid of colorized step-by-step diagrams, the authors deconstruct the speech into its basic elements and demonstrate how the scientific method is...Learn More

    • Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason

      Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason
      by David Hirsch & Dan Van Haften
      $24.95
      Air Date/Time February 9, 6pm (Central)
      439p., Paperback Ed.

      For more than 150 years, historians have speculated about what made Abraham Lincoln great. Some point to Lincoln’s study of grammar, literature, and poetry. Others believe it was the deep national crisis that elevated Lincoln’s oratory. Most agree though that he honed his persuasive technique in his work as an Illinois attorney.

      Authors Hirsch and Van Haften persuasively argue, for the first...Learn More

    • Algren: A Life

      Algren: A Life
      By Mary Wisniewski
      $30.00
      Air Date/Time January 17,  6pm  (Central)
      1st ed., Cloth, with dj.

      A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself. He spent a month in prison as a young man for the theft of a typewriter; his involvement in Marxist groups earned him a lengthy FBI dossier; and he spent much of his life palling around with the sorts of drug addicts, prostitutes, and poor laborers...Learn More