• Caroline: Little House. Revisited
      By Sarah Miller
      $25.99
      Air Date/Time December 12, 2:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 384 p., hardcover

      In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before–Caroline Ingalls, “Ma” in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books.
      In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts...Learn More

    • Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Col 1: From the Defenses of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63
      by James S. Pula
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time December 1, noon CST
      1st ed., 312, hardcover

      The XI Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), during which it played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Thereafter, the corps hastened westward to reinforce a Union army in besieged Chattanooga, and marched through brutal December...Learn More

    • Bless Her Heart (an Ellery Novel)
      By Sally Kilpatrick
      $15.00
      Air Date/Time December 5, 2 pm CST
      1st ed., paperback, 352 p.

      On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad ten years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price...Learn More

    • White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
      By Gail Lukasik
      $22.99
      Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
      1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.

      Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.

      In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More

    • Funding Feminism:
      Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967
      by Joan Marie Johnson
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time: December 9, 12pm (Central)
      320 pages, hardcover

      How did a group of affluent white women beginning in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advance the status of all women? Through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street “Merchant Prince” William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune.

      Motivated by their...Learn More

    • Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
      By Donna Seaman
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time December 1, 2:00pm (Central)
      1st ed., 480 p., hardcover

      Who hasn’t wondered where – aside from Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo – all the women artists are? In many art books, they’ve been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase “identity unknown” while each male is named.

      Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her...Learn More

    • Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

      Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the
      Battle Over Freedom
      by Graham Peck
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time November 11, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 288p., cloth

      This sweeping narrative presents an original and compelling explanation for the triumph of the antislavery movement in the United States prior to the Civil War.

      Abraham Lincoln’s election as the first antislavery president was hardly preordained. From the country’s inception, Americans had struggled to define slavery’s relationship to freedom. Most Northerners supported abolition in the North but...Learn More

    • Divided on D-Day

      Divided on D-Day:
      How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the
      Allied Victory at Normandy
      By Ed Gordon &  David Ramsay
      $26.00
      Air Date/Time: November 9, 5pm (Central)
      1st ed., 461p., cloth

      In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normandy invasion — -the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos, national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD Operation and its...Learn More

    • Macrame Murder (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
      By Mollie Cox Bryan
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time November 9, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 352 p.

      “The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

      As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea...Learn More

    • Beyond the Crossroads

      Beyond the Crossroads:
      The Devil and The Blues Tradition
      by Adam Gussow
      $29.95
      Air Date/Time: November 4, 1pm (Central)
      416p, paperback

      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 an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is...Learn More

    • Grant

      Grant
      Ron Chernow
      $40.00
      Air Date/Time November 1, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 1104p., cloth

      Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

      Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in...Learn More

    • On To Petersburg

      On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee June 4-15 1863
      By Gordon Rhea
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time: November 1, 3pm (Central)
      Immediately Following Ron Chernow Program
      1st ed., 512p., 1st ed., cloth

      With On to Petersburg, Gordon C. Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of 1864. Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on The Battle of the Wilderness,...Learn More

    • Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

      Abraham Lincoln and Mexico:
      A History of Courage, Intrigue and an Unlikely Friendship
      by Michael Hogan
      $21.00
      Air Date/Time October 27, 5pm (CST)
      1st ed., 362p, paperback

      This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico.

      It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to go to...Learn More

    • Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted
      edited by Laura Caldwell
      $26.95
      Air Date/Time October 25, 3 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover

      Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.

      Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky...Learn More

    • Seize Today

      Seize Today
      by Pintip Dunn
      $17.99
      Air Date/Time October 21, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 300p., cloth

      Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden is a precognitive. Since different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes, she doesn’t have to believe in human decency. She can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. No one is more conflicted than her mother, and Olivia can only watch as Chairwoman Dresden chooses the dark, destructive course every time. Yet Olivia remains...Learn More

    • Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

      Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
      By Guy Fraker
      $21.95
      Air Date/Time October 20,  5pm (Central)
      1st ed., 128p., paperback

      In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.

      For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on...Learn More

    • Lincoln In Indiana
      By Brian Dirck
      $24.95
      Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
      1st ed., 152p., cloth

      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 a restless...Learn More

    • The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

      The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
      By Charles Calhoun
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time October 14, 12 noon (Central)
      1st ed., 720p., cloth

      As controversial in politics as he was in the military, Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was an embattled president, enormously popular with the American people, yet the target of unrelenting censure by political enemies. For the first time in almost a century, this book by the distinguished historian Charles W. Calhoun examines Grant’s administration in depth, offering a fresh look at the 18th president’s policies and...Learn More

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition
      Edited by John Marszalek
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time October 14, 12noon (Central)
      1st ed., 816p., cloth

      President Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature,...Learn More

    • Going Into Town

      Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
      By Roz Chast
      $28.00
      Air Date/Time October 10, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 169 p., cloth

      From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir–a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.

      For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would...Learn More