• 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 few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent.

      Now, in this groundbreaking anthology, fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery...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 (ADD Time (Central)
      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, The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and...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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
      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 war, the importance of...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

    • Beyond the Crossroads

      Beyond the Crossroads:
      The Devil and The Blues Tradition
      by Adam Gussow
      Air Date/Time: November 4, 1pm (Central)
      1st Ed., 416p, cloth

      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

    • Divided on D-Day

      Divided on D-Day:
      How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the
      Allied Victory at Normandy
      By Ed Gordon &  David Ramsay
      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 aftermath. Two...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

    • Goat Castle

      Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race
      and the Gothic South
      by Karen Cox
      $26.00
      Air Date/Time October 4, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 240p., cloth

      The incredible true story of a murder, a mansion, madness… and goats.

      In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi was hit with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the “Wild Man” and the “Goat...Learn More

    • The Best of Us

      The Best of Us: A Memoir
      by Joyce Maynard
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time September 12, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 448 pages., hardcover

      “Heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.” (Anne Lamott)
      In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and...Learn More

    • The Simplicity of Cider

      The Simplicity of Cider
      by Amy Reichert
      $28.00
      Air Date/Time September 12, 12pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages., cloth

      A Simple Life
      Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.

      Fleeing Heartbreak
      Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying...Learn More

    • Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
      By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages, cloth

      Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.

      Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More

    • Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
      By Walter Stahr
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time August 23, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 768, hardcover

      A difficult and stubborn genius, Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was Lincoln’s stalwart Secretary of War, who not only brilliantly organized the Union Army, but dramatically raced to Lincoln’s deathbed on the night of April 14, 1865, and assumed control of the government.

      Later, President Andrew Johnson attempted to remove Stanton from office after Stanton opposed Johnson’s Reconstruction policies, which led to Johnson’s impeachment. One cannot understand the first...Learn More

    • A Lady's Code of Misconduct

      A Lady’s Code of Misconduct
      by Meredith Duran
      $7.99
      Air Date/Time August 10, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., 400p., paperback

      The next installment in the Rules for the Reckless series…

      A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL…
      Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

      …NEVER GOES...Learn More