• Rising Star

      Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
      By David Garrow
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time May 19, 11am (Central)
      1st ed., 1472p.,  cloth with dj

      As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States—the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.

      Barack Obama’s keynote speech...Learn More

    • The Radium Girls

      The Radium Girls
      by Kate Moore
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time May 11, 2:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 496p., cloth with dj

      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...Learn More

    • Behind The Curtain

      Behind The Curtain
      By Beth Kery
      $16.99
      Air Date/Time May 9, 6pm (Central)
      1st ed., paperback, 400 p.

      Cultures clash and passion ignites in the novel that will leave you begging for more–from the bestselling author of The Affair and Looking Inside.

      There’s something about this woman. On a break between overseas jobs, journalist Asher Gaites returns to his hometown of Chicago and allows his friends to persuade him to check out a hot new singer. At a downtown jazz club, he’s soon transfixed by the...Learn More

    • Heroines of Mercy Street

      Heroines of Mercy Street:
      Real Nurses of the Civil War
      by Pamela Toler, PhD
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time May 2, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover

      Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia mansion turned wartime hospital and setting for the PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War, were nurses...Learn More

    • The Nerdy and the Dirty

      The Nerdy and the Dirty
      by B. T. Gottfred
      $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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
      $165.00 Signed First Edition
      Air Date/Time March 2, 3:00pm (Central)
      Re-air date: September 19th, 1 pm (Central)
      cloth, 368p, cloth, dj.

      Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

      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...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