• 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

    • 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

    • Ghost Talkers

      Ghost Talkers
      by Mary Robinette Kowal
      $24.99
      Air Date/Time November 22 4pm (Central)
      1st edition, Signed

      This new novel from beloved fantasy author, Mary Robinette Kowal features the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I.

      Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force.

      Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned...Learn More

    • Grant Invades Tennessee The 1862 Battles for
      Forts Henry and Donelson
      By Timothy B. Smith
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time November 12 12 noon (Central)
      1st Edition, Signed

      When General Ulysses S. Grant targeted Forts Henry and Donelson, he penetrated the Confederacy at one of its most vulnerable points, setting in motion events that would elevate his own status, demoralize the Confederate leadership and citizenry, and, significantly, tear the western Confederacy asunder.  More to the point, the two battles of early 1862 opened the Tennessee...Learn More

    • Chickamauga Campaign

      The Chickamauga Campaign: A Barren Victory The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863
      By Dave Powell
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time: November 12 @ 12:00 pm CST
      1st edition, Signed

      Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy, a comprehensive examination more than a decade in the making of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War.

      Barren Victory,...Learn More

    • Giant Squid

      Giant Squid
      By Candace Fleming
      Illustrated by our guest, Eric Rohmann
      $18.99
      Air Date/Time November 15 6pm (Central)
      Hardcover,1st edition, Signed. For ages 6-12

      The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind.

      An injured whale’s ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in...Learn More

    • Engineering Victory Tom Army, Jr.

      Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War
      By Thomas Army, Jr.
      $49.95
      Air Date/Time October 29 12 noon (Central)
      1st edition, Signed

      Engineering Victory brings a fresh approach to the question of why the North prevailed in the Civil War. Historian Thomas F. Army, Jr., identifies strength in engineering—not superior military strategy or industrial advantage—as the critical determining factor in the war’s outcome.

      Army finds that Union soldiers were able to apply scientific ingenuity and innovation to complex problems in a way that...Learn More

    • The Earth is Weeping
      The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
      By Peter Cozzens
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time October 29 12 noon (Central)
      Later Edition, Signed on Bookplate

      With the end of the Civil War, the nation recommenced its expansion onto traditional Indian tribal lands, setting off a wide-ranging conflict that would last more than three decades.

      In an exploration of the wars and negotiations that destroyed tribal ways of life even as they made possible the emergence of the...Learn More