• Fallout

      Fallout
      by Sara Paretsky
      $27.99
      Air Date/Time April 15, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 448p., hardcover

      Before there was Lisbeth Salander, before there was Stephanie Plum, there was V.I. Warshawski.

      To her parents, she’s Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she’s Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she’s V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago… and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star.

      Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her...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

      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...Learn More

    • Girl In Disguise

      Girl in Disguise
      by Greer Macallister
      $25.99
      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

    • 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

      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 with the concentration of men fed into armies, created a demand for, and a...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

      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 the minds of Americans in both the North and South. Sometimes their...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
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    • 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

    • Sidney Blumenthal joins us for a luncheon on June 8 at 11:30am, at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.  Blumenthal will discuss his newest book, Wresting His Angel, the second book in his 4-volume Lincoln biography.

      Wrestling With His Angel brings Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis—slavery—and enters the battle for the nation’s soul. Learn more about the book. 

      You may purchase the book at the event; the author will be available...Learn More

    • Threads

      Threads
      By Ami Polonsky
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time December 12, 6pm  (Central)
      cloth, with dj, 256p.
      1st Edition, Signed

      To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help!

      The lives of two girls–one American, and one Chinese–intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.

      The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman’s department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola.

      By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the...Learn More

    • The Statesman and the Storyteller

      The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism
      By Mark Zwonitzer
      $35.00
      Due to a scheduling conflict, the author was unable to come to the show.

      We have 1st edition copies; without the author’s signature.

      In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt), The Statesman and the Storyteller...Learn More

    • Lincoln’s Greatest Journey:
      Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency
      March 24-April 8, 1865
      By Noah Andre Trudeau
      $32.95
      Air Date/Time December 3 12 noon (Central)
      1st edition, Signed

      Lincoln’s Greatest Journey represents an important addition to the Lincoln saga. The conventional wisdom that there’s nothing new to be learned about Lincoln is due for a major reset.

      A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General U....Learn More