Ladybird & Friends
Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The Book of Boy

The Book of Boy

Air Date/Time: October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Betsy Bird talks with Catherine Gilbert Murdock about her latest book, The Book of Boy.

This beautiful book tells the story of a young outcast swept up into a thrilling and perilous medieval treasure hunt.  Watch Live here and on Facebook too…

Lit With Love
Suzanne Brockmann
Out of Body

Air Date/Time: September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sonali Dev  interviews bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann AND actors Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held about  Out of Body, a book that is also a movie that is also a labor of love for the team. Held and Gaffney will be in Chicago to attend the Reeling Film Festival to promote their OTHER film, written by Gaffney and produced by Brockmann, so not only do you have multiple chances at handsome this week, you can learn about how very hardworking people get anything done. We here at AV are already tired just typing this…

This interview will be broadcast live – but you can ask your questions in advance! Post them in our comments below or on our facebook page. Ask a question for Sonali, Suzanne, Kevin, or Jason – and be part of the show!

Stranger Than Fiction
Ken Krimstein
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

Air Date/Time: September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dan Weinberg interviews author Ken Krimstein, New Yorker cartoonist and author of the new graphic novel The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth. Ask a question live and order a signed book, or just enjoy the interview.

A House Divided
John William Huelskamp
Friends of the Wigwam

Air Date/Time: September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author John William Huelskamp about his latest Civil War novel Friends of the Wigwam,  that introduces you to the courageous men and women from Illinois who staged one of the first contested national conventions, were responsible for getting Abraham Lincoln elected and made the ultimate sacrifice during the American Civil War.

Watch the live interview and submit a question to be asked on air. Order a signed book to be delivered to your door.

Stranger Than Fiction
Ace Smith
The Pitcher and The Dictator

Air Date/Time: September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Ace Smith about his new book, The Pitcher and the Dictator: Satchel Paige’s Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic.

LadyBird & Friends
Sean Rubin
Bolivar

Air Date/Time: September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Betsy Bird interviews author Sean Rubin about his award-winning graphic novel for ages 8 and up:Bolivar.

You can ask a question of Sean and Betsy by leaving it in the comments below – we’ll ask on air. Watch us live on our facebook page OR on our Youtube channel.

Berta’s Books
Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers

Air Date/Time: September 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Roberta Rubin interviews author Rebecca Makkai about her newest novel The Great Believers.

You can ask a question of Rebecca by leaving it in the comments below – we’ll ask on air. Watch us live or on our facebook page OR on our Youtube channel.

Lit With Love
Brenda Novak
Face Off

Air Date/Time: August 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Sonali Dev  interviews author Brenda Novak about her new book, Face Off. Dr Evelyn Talbot has worked for years to save potential victims of men like the man who once tortured her… Now, working in a small town in Alaska, something seems familiar about a recent spate of crimes – her boyfriend, the area’s only police can only do so much…

This interview will be broadcast live – but you can ask your questions in advance! On our comments below or on our facebook page leave a question for Sonali and Brenda and be part of the show.

Solved!
Mary Kubica
When the Lights Go Out

Air Date/Time: August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Libby Hellmann  interviews author Mary Kubica about her new book, When the Lights Go Out. Trying to rebuild your life is hard enough – but what if nothing you thought you knew about your old life was true? A gripping new read from the author of The Good Girl

A House Divided
James S. Pula
Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps…

Air Date/Time: August 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author James S. Pula about the second volume in his series about the XI Corps Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Volume 2: From Gettysburg to Victory, 1863-1865 , following the misunderstood unit through battle until the war’s end.

Watch the live interview and submit a question to be asked on air. Order a signed book to be delivered to your door.

Stranger Than Fiction
Nina Barrett
The Leopold and Loeb Files

Air Date/Time: August 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dan Weinberg interviews author Nina Barrett about her newest title The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes .

A House Divided
Paul Taylor
The Most Complete Political Machine Ever Known

Air Date/Time: August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Daniel Weinberg  interviews author Paul Taylor about his new book, The Most Complete Political Machine Ever Known . Across the North, ardent pro-Lincoln men realized their country needed a patriotic stimulus, as well as an organized means of countering what they viewed as their Copperhead adversaries treasonous pronouncements and subversion. These men formed what became known as Union Leagues.

A House Divided
Manisha Sinha
The Slave’s Cause

Air Date/Time: August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Manisha SInha about her new book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, correcting the sometimes stereotypical view of who Abolitionists were and how they fought for freedom.

Watch the live interview and submit a question to be asked on air. Order a signed book to be delivered to your door.

Lit With Love
Emily Belden
Hot Mess

Air Date/Time: July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sonali Dev  interviews author Emily Belden about her new book, Hot Mess. All the hot, spicy, steamy – okay, sorry, enough with the cliched descriptors: Allie falls in love with a reckless, troubled, but really hot chef. He ditches – she’s left holding the bag. Set in Chicago, contains all the foodie secrets and restaurant tales you could ask for. Plus love, love, love.

This interview will be broadcast live – but you can ask your questions in advance! On our comments below or on our facebook page leave a question for Sonali and Emily and be part of the show.

A House Divided
A. Wilson Greene
A Campaign of Giants

Air Date/Time: July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author A. Wilson Greene about his new book A Campaign of Giants – The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater,  a book other Civil War historians are already calling a masterpiece.

Watch the live interview and submit a question to be asked on air. Order a signed book to be delivered to your door.

Lit With Love
Sarah MacLean
Wicked and the Wallflower

Air Date/Time: June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sonali Dev  interviews author Sarah MacLean about her new book, Wicked and the Wallflower: Bareknuckle Bastards Book 1. Careful schemes go up in hot, hot steam when Devil convinces Felicity to help him get his sweet vengeance on an evil Duke but she decides she’d rather just keep him.

This interview was previously recorded – however! You can still ask Sarah and Sonali a question if you join us on June 21 at 2pm on Facebook.

Solved!
Victoria Thompson
Murder on Union Square

Murder On Union Square

Air Date/Time: June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Hellmann  interviews author Victoria Thompson about her new book, Murder on Union Square. Sarah and Frank Mallory return in the latest installment of The Gaslight Mystery Series–when a murder threatens their adoption of Catherine,  Frank finds himself in an unusual position–the prime suspect. Read it and find out whodonit!

LadyBird & Friends
Chris Rylander
The Legend of Greg

Air Date/Time: June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Betsy Bird will meet Chris Rylander to answer YOUR questions about The Legend of Greg.

Author Chris will speak with Betsy Bird – and with YOU if you submit a question! A fantastic adventure series just getting started, for grades 3-7, ages 8 to 1,000.

Get your signed copy and watch the interview – we’ll get Chris to say hi!

Lit With Love
Katharine Ashe The Prince

The Prince

Air Date/Time: June 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sonali Dev  interviews author Katharine Ashe about her new book, The Prince. Book 4 in the Devil’s Duke Series,  includes cross-dressing and the tale of a daring scheme that could send our star-crossed lovers hurtling toward danger… and an unparalleled love.

A House Divided
Michael Burlingame
Sixteenth President-In-Waiting

Sixteenth President In Waiting

Air Date/Time: June 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg  interviews author Michael Burlingame about his new book, Sixteenth President-In-Waiting. This book examines the three months between Lincoln’s election and inauguration through the impressions of full-time  journalist, Henry Villard.  Burlingame has collected all of his dispatches in one insightful and informative volume.

A House Divided
Kristopher A. Teters
Practical Liberators

Air Date/Time: June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Kristopher A. Teters about his new book, Practical Liberators, a look at the attitudes and convictions of Union Army officers about Emancipation as the Civil War progressed.

Stranger Than Fiction
Joan Dejean
The Queen’s Embroiderer

Air Date/Time: May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Hit refresh if video does not appear at scheduled time. Submit a question in the comments!

Paul Berlanga interviews author Joan Dejean about her latest historical treasure-hunt The Queen’s Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis.

You can ask Joan a question live by leaving one in the comments below or going to our Facebook Page

Solved!
Michael Koryta
How It Happened

Air Date/Time: May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Hit refresh if you don’t see the video start! Leave a question in the comments!

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Michael Koryta about his latest crime thriller How It Happened.

You can ask Michael questions live! Use the comments below or go to our Facebook Page and talk to us!

Lit with Love
Amy Reichert
The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go

Air Date/Time: May 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Ask questions in the comments below! Refresh if it doesn’t start for you.

Sonali Dev interviews author Amy Reichert about her newest warmhearted novel The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go.

You can ask Amy questions live! Use the comments below or go to our Facebook Page and talk to us!

A House Divided
Richard E. Quest
I Held Lincoln

Air Date/Time: May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Richard E. Quest about his new book, I Held Lincoln, a true account of a Civil War Naval officer who survived and escaped Confederate prison – twice – and was on hand to carry a dying Abraham Lincoln from Ford’s Theater.

Novel Conversations
Steve Israel
Big Guns

Air Date/Time: May 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Daniel Weinberg interviews Congressman-turned novelist Steve Israel about his latest title, Big Guns.

Solved!
Brian Freeman
Alter Ego

Air Date/Time: May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Brian Freeman about his latest crime thriller Alter Ego.

Brian Freeman is a #1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride, Frost Easton, and Cab Bolton series. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages. He is widely acclaimed for his “you are there” settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots.

Berta’s Books
Julia Claiborne Johnson
Be Frank With Me

Air Date/Time: May 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Leave your question in the comments below. Click “Order Book” to purchase a signed copy! Hit refresh if video doesn’t play automatically.

Roberta Rubin interviews author Julia Claiborne Johnson about her newest novel Be Frank With Me.

Reclusive novelist Mimi Banning needs the assistant her publisher sent, Alice, to help her finish her book… But it’s Mimi’s nine year old son Frank who actually runs things in this breakout debut novel.

Stranger Than Fiction
Craig Symonds
World War II at Sea

Air Date/Time: May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Helpful tip: if at noon you don’t see the video start, hit refresh!

Daniel Weinberg interviews author Craig Symonds about his latest historical work, World War II at Sea.

Solved!
Sebastian Rotella
Rip Crew

Air Date/Time: April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Sebastian Rotella about his latest crime thriller Rip Crew.

Sebastian Rotella is the author of The Convert’s Song and Triple Crossing, which the New York Times Book Review named its favorite debut crime novel of 2011, as well as the nonfiction book Twilight on the Line. He is a senior reporter covering international security issues for ProPublica, a newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest.

Lit With Love
Priscilla Oliveras
Her Perfect Affair

Air Date/Time: April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviews author Priscilla Oliveras about her new Matched to Perfection title Her Perfect Affair.
Serious Fernandez sister Rosa has very clear plans for responsible livin’.
One dance with Jeremy later… Goodbye serious plans! Hello passion and steamy lurve.

You can ask Priscilla questions live!

A House Divided
Frank Cicero
nCreating the Land of Lincoln

Air Date/Time: April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Daniel Weinberg interviews author Frank Cicero about his newest title Creating the Land of Lincoln:The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Samuel Wheeler, Ph.D., the State Historian of Illinois, will be joining us to discuss the Illinois Bicentennial, and an exciting new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Submit your questions in the comments and order a signed book below!

Order Your Signed Copy.

Lit With Love
Lauren Dane
Jagged

Air Date/Time: April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviews author Lauren Dane about the latest novel in the Whiskey Sharp Series – Jagged: about the baker-next-door who gets a former FBI agent turned tattoo artist all het up. Cue line about buns? No?
Order Your Signed Copy.

Lit With Love
Lenora Bell
What A Difference A Duke Makes

Air Date/Time: April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviews author Lenora Bell about her new School for Dukes Series – kicking off with What A Difference A Duke Makes.
Hot, smoldery, arrogant Duke has kids. Can-do vixen with teaching credentials takes a governess job. Sexy mayhem ensues.
You can ask Lenora Bell questions in advance and have them answered on the live broadcast! Order your signed book and get it after the show airs!

Berta’s Books
Kathleen Rooney
Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk

Air Date/Time: March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Roberta Rubin interviews author Kathleen Rooney about her newest title Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk.

Lillian is on her way to a party when she decides to stroll down memory lane quite literally.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Solved!
Jeffery Deaver
The Burial Hour

Air Date/Time: March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Libby Fischer Hellmann interviews author Jeffery Deaver about the latest Lincoln Rhyme novel The Burial Hour.

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. 

Stranger Than Fiction
Max Boot
The Road Not Taken

Air Date/Time: March 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Daniel Weinberg interviews historian and author Max Boot about his newest memoir of Edward Lansdale The Road Not Taken.

Max Boot is an author, military historian, and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, he is the author of the new book “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam” (Liveright, 2018).

A House Divided
Jan Jacobi
Young Lincoln

Air Date/Time: March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author and educator Jan Jacobi about his new book, Young Lincoln.
Order Your Signed Copy. 

LadyBird & Friends
Kate Hannigan
A Lady Has the Floor

Air Date/Time: March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Betsy Bird will meet Kate Hannigan to answer your questions about A Lady Has The Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out For Women’s Rights 

Author Kate Hannigan will speak with Betsy Bird – and with YOU if you submit a question! This book is great to learn about American history and the very first woman to run for President, for grades 2-5, ages 7 to 1,000.

AND the illustrations by Alison Jay are to die for – very beautifully done. You will love this book even more after Kate has signed it!

LadyBird & Friends
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Tiny and the Big Dig

Air Date/Time: March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Betsy Bird will meet Sherri Duskey Rinker to talk about Tiny and the Big Dig. 

In this cute, appropriate-for-bedtime story for ages 3-5, a little dog named Tiny gets himself into a very big situation – maybe too big. But with the support of a smart Boy, he might just prove all the haters wrong.

Take that, haters! (Joking – it’s very sweet.)

Lit With Love
Alyssa Cole
A Princess In Theory

Air Date/Time: February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviews author Alyssa Cole about the latest novel in the Reluctant Royal Series – A Princess In Theory: about secret identities that turn out to reveal quite a bit…
Order Your Signed Copy.

Solved!
Melanie Benjamin
The Girls In The Picture

Air Date/Time: February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Libby Hellmann will speak with New York Times best-selling author Melanie Benjamin about her newest novel  The Girls In The Picture.

Hollywood in its infancy had many of the same frustrations women in film face today – but for star Mary Pickford and screenwriter Frances Marion, no man can stop them.

Viewers are welcome to submit questions for the author in advance – and order a signed book to be sent to your home!

Lit With Love
Falguni Kothari
My Last Love Story

Air Date/Time: February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviews author Falguni Kothari about her newest novel My Last Love Story: about a dying husband, a grieving wife, and the man who is loved by them both.
Order Your Signed Copy.

A House Divided
Timothy Mason Roberts
This Infernal War

Air Date/Time: February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bjorn Skaptason interviews editor Timothy Mason Roberts  about his new book, This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard.
Order Your Signed Copy. 

Lit With Love
Sonali Dev
A Distant Heart

Air Date/Time: January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Meredith Duran

Meredith Duran interviews author and Lit with Love host Sonali Dev about her newest novel – about a passion that can heal old wounds and new hearts, and finally set some old mistakes right: A Distant Heart.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Berta’s Books
Elizabeth Berg
The Story of Arthur Truluv

Air Date/Time: January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Roberta Rubin interviews author Elizabeth Berg about her newest title novel about loneliness, love, and making a new family: The Story of Arthur Truluv.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Solved!
Sujata Massey
The Widows of Malabar Hill

Air Date/Time: January 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 Libby Hellmann will speak with award-winning author Sujata Massey about her newest woman Detective working in 1920’s Bombay in  The Widows of Malabar Hill.

Order Your Signed Copy. 

Lit With Love
Kristan Higgins
Now That You Mention It

Air Date/Time: January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviews author Kristan Higgins about her latest title: Now That You Mention It: A Novel.

An accident sends a young Boston med school student back to her wild island hometown off the coast in Maine. But her education has only begun…

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Solved!
Jamie Freveletti
Blood Run

Air Date/Time: January 4 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Hellmann speaks with lawyer and author Jamie Freveletti about her newest addition to the Emma Caldridge Series, Blood Run. 

Freveletti brings biochemist and badass Emma Caldridge to Africa to battle smallpox, spies, and assassins in a story that turns on a dime. Fans of mystery, suspense, international thrillers, and tough heroines will love receiving a signed book – and can submit a question to be asked during the interview!

Berta’s Books
Sarah Miller
Caroline

Air Date/Time: December 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Roberta Rubin interviews author Sarah Miller about her newest title, authorized by the Little House Heritage Trust: Caroline.

The untold story of the woman known simply as “Ma” to most Little House fans, the imaginative historical fiction brings the stakes and sacrifices of frontier life dizzyingly close.

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Stranger Than Fiction
Joan Marie Johnson
Funding Feminism

Air Date/Time: December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga interviewed author Joan Marie Johnson about her latest title,  Funding Feminism.

The story of how a few privileged (needless to say, white) women were able to make demands on the burgeoning Women’s Right’s Movement in exchange for money; why they chose to support the cause at all; what it meant for the Movement then and since are all discussed in this informative new work.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Stranger Than Fiction
Gail Lukasik
White Like Her

Air Date/Time: December 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Hellmann interviewed author Gail Lukasik, a mystery author who has published a non-fiction book about the biggest mystery of all – her own family.

After an appearance on the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow, Lukasik found herself searching for the family of her mother she never knew – the family her mother kept secret because they were black.

Order Your Signed Copy. 

Lit With Love
Sally Kilpatrick
Bless Her Heart

Air Date/Time: December 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev interviewed author Sally Kilpatrick about her latest title: Bless Her Heart.

Comedy, romance, southern sass, and family all blend together in this tale about a woman whose “perfect” marriage  has ended. While working her way through the Seven Deadly Sins, Posey discovers Lust in the form of an old “friend”, John… and… we don’t want to give the rest away. Buy The Book!

A House Divided
James S. Pula
Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps

Air Date/Time: December 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Bjorn Skapatason

Bjorn Skaptason spoke with James S. Pula about Under the Crescent Moon with the Xi Corps in the Civil War Vol 1: From the Defense of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63.

Re-examining the legendarily unlucky XIth, who marched under the badge of a crescent moon, to separate fact from myth.

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Berta’s Books
Donna Seaman
Identity Unknown

Air Date/Time: November 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Host: Roberta Rubin

Roberta Rubin interviews author Donna Seaman about her newest release Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.

Where are all the women artists? Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven women forgotten by the official texts. Featuring stunning examples of the artists’ work, Identity Unknown speaks to all women about their neglected place in history and the challenges they face.

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A House Divided
Graham Peck
Making An Anti-Slavery Nation

Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

Air Date/Time: November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg spoke with Graham Peck about Making An Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the Battle over Freedom. 

Peck meticulously traces the conflict over slavery in Illinois. Presenting pathbreaking interpretations of Lincoln, Douglas, and the Civil War’s origins, Making an Antislavery Nation shows how battles over slavery paved the way for freedom’s triumph in America.

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Stranger Than Fiction
Ed Gordon
Divided on D-Day

Divided on D-Day

Air Date/Time: November 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason interviewed Ed Gordon  about his new book, Divided on D-Day. 

Two historians, one American and one British, show how lack of cooperation and bad decisions lengthened the war, increased casualties, and allowed the later Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.

Order Your Signed Copy.

 

Lit With Love
Mollie Cox Bryan
Macrame Murder

Air Date/Time: November 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sonali Dev interviewed author Mollie Cox Bryan about her latest in the Cora Craft Mystery Series  Macrame Murder.

The perfect beach vacation/crafting workshop getaway is ruined when a spoiled society bride winds up dead. Isn’t that always the way? Now Cora must solve the crime, teach some beach crafts, and save her handsome boyfriend Adrian from nefarious ne’erdowells. Sigh.

Thank goodness she’s so handy with knots.

 

Stranger Than Fiction
Adam Gussow
Beyond the Crossroads

Beyond the Crossroads

Air Date/Time: November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason interviewed Adam Gussow about his new book, Crossroads: The Devil and The Blues Tradition. 

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 the entire genre. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil’s presence in the Blues.

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A House Divided
Gordon Rhea
On To Petersburg

On To Petersburg

Air Date/Time: November 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talks with Gordon Rhea about his latest book, On to Petersburg. This program begins shortly after the Ron Chernow program; the start is approximate.

On to Petersburg follows the Union army’s movement to the James River, the military response from the Confederates, and the initial assault on Petersburg, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign.

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A House Divided
Ron Chernow
Grant

Grant

Air Date/Time: November 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Ron Chernow about Grant. 

Chernow finds the threads that bind Grant’s disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as “nothing heroic… and yet the greatest hero.”

The definitive biography, Grant is a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant’s life.

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A House Divided
Michael Hogan
Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

Air Date/Time: October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg interviews Michael Hogan about his new book, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico. 

Covering the years 1846 to the end of the Civil War, this book uses original documents from government, university, and private institutions in both the US and Mexico to closely examine these pivotal years in the relationship between Mexico and America.


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Solved!
Laura Caldwell
Anatomy of Innocence

Air Date/Time: October 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Solved! host and mystery author Libby Hellmann talks to editor/author Laura Caldwell about her latest look at wrongful convictions featuring best-selling authors writing about true crimes and punishment.

Lit with Love
Pintip Dunn
Seize Today

Seize Today

Air Date/Time: October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev spoke with Pintip Dunn about Seize Today.

From the Forget Tomorrow Series, Seize Today  introduces is to Seventeen-year-old Olivia Dresden.  Precognitive, she can see the way for everyone to be their best self-if only they would make the right decisions. Olivia can only watch as her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, chooses the dark, destructive course every time.

 

A House Divided
Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Guy Fraker
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Lincoln in the Midwest

Air Date/Time: October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg  spoke  with Brian Dirck and Guy Fraker.

Dirck discussed Lincoln in Indiana and Fraker spoke about Looking for Lincoln in Illinois. Join us for a compelling talk about Lincoln in the Midwest.


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A House Divided
John Marszalek Grant’s Memoirs & Charles Calhoun The Presidency of U.S. Grant

U.S. Grant

Air Date/Time: October 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason speaks with John Marszalek about The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant – Annotated Edition, and Charles Calhoun about The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, includes annotations compiled by the editors of the Ulysses S. Grant Association’s Presidential Library.  The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant offers a straightforward examination of the era and highlights the “embattled” nature of Grant’s presidency. Order Your Signed Copies.

Berta’s Books
Roz Chast
Going Into Town

Going Into Town

Air Date/Time: October 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Roberta Rubin

Roberta Rubin spoke with Roz Chast about Going Into Town.

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs was surreal; but for her kids, the reverse was true. Their wonder inspired this playful guide that’s part New York stories and part love letter to the city as told through Chast’s laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons. Order Your Signed Copy.

Stranger Than Fiction
Karen Cox
Goat Castle

Goat Castle

Air Date/Time: October 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason spoke with Karen Cox about Goat Castle.

Goat Castle tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice. Order Your Signed Copy.

A House Divided
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

Air Date/Time: September 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason interviewed Paula Tarnapol Whitacre about her new book, A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose.

Abandoning a sad yet safe life, Julia moves to Alexandria to become a relief agent in a Union hospital during the worst of the Civil War. Through Wilbur’s diary, Whitacre is able to show exactly how the times change us and we change them back.

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A House Divided
Louis Contey & Lawrence Grimm
The Heavens Are Hung in Black

Air Date/Time: September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg spoke with actor Lawrence Grimm (Abraham Lincoln) and director Louis Contey about The Heavens Are Hung in Black, staged by Shattered Globe Theatre.  They discuss their research; and the play’s relevance to today.

The play explores the months between Willie Lincoln’s death and when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

Stranger Than Fiction
Joyce Maynard
The Best of Us

The Best of Us

Air Date/Time: September 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga spoke with New York Times Best-selling author Joyce Maynard about her new memoir, The Best of Us.

In this heart-wrenching look at a love that arrives late in life, Maynard takes readers through the heady first days of falling in love to the end of a long illness.

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Lit With Love
Amy E. Reichert
The Simplicity of Cider

The Simplicity of Cider

Air Date/Time: September 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev spoke with Amy E. Reichert about her newest novel, The Simplicity of Cider.

Ask questions, order a signed book, and enjoy another funny and sweet (and possibly a bit bawdy) episode of Lit With Love.

Solved!
Emilie Lucchesi
Ugly Prey

Air Date/Time: September 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Libby FIscher Hellman

Libby Hellmann spoke with journalist Emilie Lucchesi about her new book, Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago.

A true crime tale about  a poor immigrant woman with very little English – and a very dead husband – the criminal justice system that sentenced her to hang, and the media circus that made her face the most hated in the nation.

A House Divided
Walter Stahr
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary

Air Date/Time: August 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Walter Stahr about Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary. 

Stanton honors the indispensable partner of the sixteenth president. Walter Stahr’s essential book is the first major biography of Stanton in fifty years, restoring this underexplored figure to his proper place in American history.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Lit With Love
Meredith Duran
A Lady’s Code of Misconduct

A Lady's Code of Misconduct

Air Date/Time: August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev talks with Meredith Duran about A Lady’s Guide to Misconduct

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.

LadyBird & Friends
Jan Spivey Gilchrist
We Are Shining

Air Date/Time: August 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Betsy Bird speaks with Jan Spivey Gilchrist about We Are Shining. 

Marking the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks, this life-affirming poem is now illustrated for the very first time, with stunning, vibrant images.

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Solved!
Marcus Sakey
Afterlife

Air Date/Time: August 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Libby Hellmann

Libby Hellmann speaks with Marcus Sakey about his book, Afterlife.

A supernatural thriller about FBI agents racing to solve a terrible act – and find a way to reunite from beyond the grave.

Stranger Than Fiction
Donna Solecka Urbikas
My Sister’s Mother

Air Date/Time: August 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga speaks with Donna Solecka Urbikas about her book, My Sister’s Mother. 

In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history and her own survivor’s story, finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister. Order Your Signed Copy.

LadyBird & Friends
Betsy Bird
Funny Girl

Funny Girl Betsy Bird

Air Date/Time: July 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Host: Andrew Medlar

Andrew Medlar speaks with Betsy Bird about her newest compilation, Funny Girl.

With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry.  Order Your Signed Copy. 

Stranger Than Fiction
Laura Tempest Zakroff
The Witch’s Cauldron

The Witch's Cauldron

Air Date/Time: July 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Host: M. Sylvia Castle

M. Sylvia Castle talked with Laura Tempest Zakroff about her book, The Witch’s Cauldron. 

This primer shares the spellbinding history, tradition, and modern uses of the Witch’s cauldron.

Lit With Love
Julie Ann Walker
Fuel For Fire

Fuel For Fire

Air Date/Time: July 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dav talked with Julie Ann Walker about her latest book, Fuel for Fire.

The tenth title in Walker’s Black Knights Inc. series, it  finds a brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discovering a burning passion.

 

Lit With Love
Julie Quinn
The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband

The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband

Air Date/Time: June 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev talked with Julie Quinn about The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband.

Our heroine, Cecilia Harcourt, finds herself trapped in a lie; that just might change her future forever.

Solved!
Cara Black
Murder in Saint Germain

Murder in Saint Germain

Air Date/Time: June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellman

Libby Fischer Hellmann talked with Cara Black about her latest book, Murder in Saint Germain.  The 17th book in the Aimee Ludec series has her balancing baby, bad guys, and  Louboutins. 

A House Divided
Sidney Blumenthal
Wrestling with His Angel

Wrestling With His Angel

Air Date/Time: June 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg talked with Sidney Blumenthal about Wrestling with His Angel, the second installment of Blumenthal’s four volume Lincoln biography.  Order Your Signed Copy.

Solved!
Marc Elsberg
Blackout

Blackout

Air Date/Time: June 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellman

Libby Fischer Hellman talked with Marc Elsberg about his latest book, Blackout.

When the entire power grid across  Europe collapses, hactivist Pieoro’s investigation leads the authorities to name him as the prime suspect. Can he uncover who’s behind the attacks?  Order Your Signed Copy. 

Solved!
Presents A Conversation with
Libby Fischer Hellman & Renee Rosen

Air Date/Time: May 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Author’s Voice presented two Chicago authors talking about their latest books. Libby Fischer Hellman talks about War Spies and Bobby Sox, stories about World War II at home. Renee Rosen’s latest, Windy City Blues, is about love and music during the civil rights movement. Order Your Copies. 

A House Divided
David Garrow
Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star

Air Date/Time: May 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg talked with David Garrow about Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of the iconic president.  Order Your Signed Copy.

Stranger Than Fiction
Kate Moore
The Radium Girls

The Radium Girls

Air Date/Time: May 11, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga talked with Kate Moore about her latest book, The Radium Girls.

The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Order Your Signed Copy.

Lit With Love
Beth Kery
Behind the Curtain

Behind The Curtain

Air Date/Time: May 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev talked with Beth Kery about Behind The Curtain.

Cultures clash and passions ignite in this novel that will leave you begging for more. It’s from the bestselling author of The Affair and Looking Inside.

A House Divided
Pamela Toler, PhD
Heroines of Mercy Street

Heroines of Mercy Street

Air Date/Time: May 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talked with Pamela Toler, PhD about her latest book, Heroines of Mercy Street: the Real Nurses of the Civil War. It is the companion book to the PBS series.

Using diaries, letters, and books written by these pioneers, Toler creates a fascinating portrait of true heroines. Order Your Signed Copy,

LadyBird & Friends
B. T. Gottfred
The Nerdy and the Dirty

The Nerdy and the Dirty

Air Date/Time: April 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

Betsy Bird talked with B. T. Gottfred about his latest book, The Nerdy and the Dirty.

This YA title is a “must read” for lovers of the genre. Order Your Signed Copy.

Solved!
Sara Paretsky
Fallout

Fallout

Air Date/Time: April 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellman

Libby Fischer Hellmann talked with Sara Paretsky about her latest book, Fallout.  This is the 19th book in her V. I. Warshawski series. Order Your Signed Copy. 

A House Divided
Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Jodi Kanter
Presidential Libraries as Performance

Presidential Libraries as Performance

Air Date/Time: April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Daniel Weinberg talked with Jodi Kanter about Presidential Libraries as Performance.Kanter analyzes presidential libraries as performances that encourage visitors to think in particular ways about executive leadership and about their own roles in public life. Order Your Signed Copy.

Stranger Than Fiction
Greer Macallister
Girl in Disguise

Girl In Disguise

Air Date/Time: April 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talked with Greer Macallister about Girl In Disguise. This historical novel features America’s first female detective, Kate Warne. 

Order Your Signed Copy.

A House Divided
Judith Giesberg
Sex and the Civil War &
Jonathan W. White
Midnight in America

A House Divided

Air Date/Time: March 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Daniel Weinberg talked with Judith Giesberg about her book, Sex and the Civil War and Jonathan W. White, author of Midnight in America. 

Order Your Signed Copy.

Lit With Love
Beverly Jenkins
Breathless

Lit With Love

Air Date/Time: March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev talked with Beverly Jenkins about her latest book, Breathless. This is the second book in her Old West series.

LadyBird & Friends
Jack Cheng
See You in the Cosmos

See You in the Cosmos

Air Date/Time: March 13, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

Betsy Bird talked with Jack Cheng about See You in the Cosmos. 

In this funny and moving novel, a space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe.  in this funny and moving novel.

Solved!
William Kent Krueger
Manitou Canyon

Air Date/Time: March 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellman

Libby Fischer Hellmann talked with William Kent Krueger about his book, Manitou Canyon. This is the fifteenth book in Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series. Order Your Signed Copy. 

A House Divided
George Saunders
Lincoln in the Bardo

Air Date/Time: March 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talked with George Saunders about Lincoln in the Bardo. This interview aired 7 months before Saunders, and Bardo, won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.
Congratulations to George Saunders! – who spoke with us for over an hour and accepted questions from the audience and was incomparably generous throughout his visit. A lovely man and a beautiful story – check it out below.

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Solved!
Michael Harvey
Brighton

Air Date/Time: February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Fischer Hellmann talked with Michael Harvey about his latest book, Brighton.

LadyBird & Friends
Eric Kahn Gale
The Wizard’s Dog

Air Date/Time: February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

Betsy Bird talked with Eric Kahn Gale about his latest book, The Wizard’s Dog.

 

A House Divided Talks About
The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

Air Date/Time: February 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Bjorn Skaptason talked with David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften about The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address.

Demonstrates how Lincoln used the six elements of a proposition to write the Gettysburg Address.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Stranger Than Fiction Talks about
Algren: A Life

Algren: A Life

Air Date/Time: January 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Host: Paul Berlanga

Paul Berlanga talked with Mary Wisniewski about her critically acclaimed book, Algren: A Life.

This is a fresh look at the man whose unique style and compassionate message enchanted readers and fellow writers.

Order Your Signed Copy. 

LadyBird & Friends Presents
Threads

Threads

Air Date/Time: December 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

LadyBird and Friends presents Ami Polonsky about her new book, Threads. In Threads, the lives of two girls–one American, and one Chinese–intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.

Order Your Signed Copy.

A House Divided Welcomes
Noah Andre Trudeau

Air Date/Time: December 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Noah Andre Trudeau talks about Lincoln’s Greatest Journey, an examination of Lincoln’s trip to City Point, VA in the spring of 1865.

Order Your Signed, 1st Edition from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.

A House Divided Welcomes
Mark Zwonitzer

The Statesman and the Storyteller

Air Date/Time: December 3, 2016

Due to a scheduling conflict, the author was unable to come to the show. We are selling the 1st edition copies; without the author’s signature.

Mark Zwonitzer’s The Statesman and the Storyteller examines the relationship between Mark Twain and John Hay.

Order Your 1st Edition Copy from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.

 

Signing Station
Talks About Ghost Talkers

Ghost Talkers

Air Date/Time: November 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Host: Blake Hausladen

Signing Station hosts Mary Robinette Kowal, author of Ghost Talkers.  This new novel from the multiple Hugo award winner features the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I. 

Order Your Signed Copy.

LadyBird & Friends Presents
Giant Squid

Giant Squid

Air Date/Time: November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

LadyBird & Friends presents Eric Rohmann, the illustrator of Giant Squid. Watch live when  Rohmann talks about this clever nonfiction book for ages 6-10. 

Order Your Signed Copy.

A House Divided Welcomes
Timothy B. Smith

Air Date/Time: November 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Award-winning Civil War historian Timothy B. Smith gives readers a battlefield view of the fight for Forts Henry and Donelson; and gives a wide-angle perspective on their  meaning in the war’s outcome.

Order Your 1st Edition, Signed Copy from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

A House Divided Welcomes
David Powell

Chickamauga Campaign

Air Date/Time: November 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Dave Powell talks about his latest book, The Chickamauga Campaign: A Barren Victory.

Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of Powell’s Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy.

Order Your 1st Edition, Signed Copy from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

A House Divided Welcomes
Peter Cozzens

Air Date/Time: October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Peter Cozzens talks about his latest book, The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars in the American West.

Order Your Later Edition, Signed on Bookplate Copy From Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.

A House Divided Welcomes
Thomas Army, Jr.

Engineering Victory Tom Army, Jr.

Air Date/Time: October 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Host: Bjorn Skaptason

Thomas  Army, Jr. talks about his latest book,  Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War.

Order Your 1st Edition, Signed Copy from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

A House Divided Welcomes
Ronald C. White

Air Date/Time: October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:05 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Ronald White talks about his latest book, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. Based on seven years of research with primary documents this is destined to become the Grant biography of our time. Order Your Signed on Bookplate Copy at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

LadyBird & Friends Presents
I Am Drums

Air Date/Time: October 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

LadyBird & Friends presents I Am Drums by Mike Grosso. Mike Grosso has created a determined heroine readers will identify with and embrace as one of their own.  

A House Divided Welcomes
James Lee McDonough

William Tecumseh Sherman

Air Date/Time: October 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Host: Daniel Weinberg

James Lee McDonough talks about his latest book, William Tecumseh Sherman: In The Service of My Country: A Life. This is major new biography of one of America’s most storied military figures. Order Your Signed, 1st ed Copy at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

 

LadyBird & Friends Presents
President Squid

President Squid Aaron Reynolds

Air Date/Time: September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Host: Betsy Bird

LadyBird & Friends presents President Squid by Aaron Reynolds. Aaron Reynolds  explores the ideal qualities of leaders, diplomats…and giant squid.  

Order Your Signed on Bookplate Copy Today.

Murder, They Wrote Talks About
The One Man

The One Man

Air Date/Time: September 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Host: Renee Rosen

Murder They Wrote debuted with The One Man by Andrew Gross. This historical novel from the New York Times bestselling author brims with compelling characters and a tense story line.

Sidney Blumenthal on Virtual Book Signing

Air Date/Time: May 25, 2016
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Sidney Blumenthal talked about his new book, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln 1809-1845. Projected to be a four-volume set, having all four in first edition is a must for the Lincoln collector.

Order Your Signed, 1st Edition Copy. Volume II, Wrestling With His Angel, is also available.

Michael Koryta on Authors’ Voice at BEA

Air Date/Time: May 13, 2016
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Michael Koryta joined us as Authors’ Voice streamed live from Book Expo America.

Michael talked about his latest book, Last Words. This well-plotted cold-case thriller is proof that Koryta deserves to be called one of today’s top thriller writers.

George Leopold on Authors’ Voice at BEA

Air Date/Time: May 13, 2016
Host: Daniel Weinberg

George Leopold joined us as Authors’ Voice streamed live from Book Expo America.

George talked about his new book, Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom. A comprehensive survey of Grissom’s life. 

Nick Bruel on Authors’ Voice at BEA

Air Date/Time: May 12, 2016
Host: Betsy Bird

Streaming Live from BookExpo America, Nick Bruel talked about his new book, Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet. This kid-pleasing book is the ninth in the  popular Bad Kitty series.

Chris Cleave on Authors’ Voice at BEA

Chris Cleave

Air Date/Time: May 12, 2016
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Streaming Live from BookExpo America, Chris Cleave talked about his new book, Everyone Brave is Forgiven.  Chris’ masterful storytelling skills add luster to little-known World War II history.

Order Your Signed Copy.

Jim Ottaviani on Authors’ Voice at BEA

Air Date/Time: May 12, 2016
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Jim Ottaviani joined us as Authors’ Voice streamed live from Book Expo America.

Jim talked about his new book, The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded. This graphic novel biography is a detailed account of Turing’s life.

Order Your Signed Copy. 

 

David Axelrod on Virtual Book Signing

Air Date/Time: March 4, 2015
Host: Daniel Weinberg

David Axelrod talks about Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

Senior Adviser to President Obama, David has devoted a lifetime to bringing fresh thinking to our political landscape.

Signed copies of Believer are available from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

Walter Isaacson on Virtual Book Signing

Air Date/Time: December 3, 2014
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Walter Isaacson talks about The Innovators.

Isaacson’s  book tells the stories of the people who created the computer and the Internet. Signed copies available from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

James Swanson on Virtual Book Signing

James Swanson

Air Date/Time: November 30, 2013
Host: Daniel Weinberg

James Swanson talks about the Kennedy Assassination on Virtual Book Signing.

Swanson’s two titles are End of Days, and for young readers, The President Has Been Shot. Both are gripping, accounts of the day President John F. Kennedy was shot. Signed copies of each are available at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

Doris Kearns Goodwin on Virtual Book Signing

Air Date/Time: November 27, 2013
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.

The story of the early 20th century muckraking press and how it inspired Theodore Roosevelt.  Available from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

Jeff Shaara on Virtual Book Signing

A Blaze of Glory

Air Date/Time: June 2, 2012
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Jeff Shaara talks about A Blaze of Glory on Virtual Book Signing.

Shaara brings his masterful story telling skills to the Battle of Shiloh. The first of a four-volume Western battle series. Signed copies available from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

Adam Goodheart on Virtual Book Signing

Air Date/Time: February 12, 2012
Host: Daniel Weinberg

Adam Goodheart discusses 1861 on Virtual Book Signing.

An epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Signed copies available from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop.

General Wesley Clark on Virtual Book Signing

Air Date/Time: September 12, 2008
Host: Daniel Weinberg

General Wesley Clark discusses A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country on Virtual Book Signing.

General Wesley Clark reveals his vision for America and shares leadership lessons from his unique life experiences. Available at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. 

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