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August 2017

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Walter Stahr
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary

August 23 @ 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.

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September 2017

Solved!
Emilie Lucchesi
Ugly Prey

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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.

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Lit With Love
Amy E. Reichert
The Simplicity of Cider

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The Simplicity of Cider

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.

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Stranger Than Fiction
Joyce Maynard
The Best of Us

September 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Best of Us

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. Order Your Signed Copy.

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Louis Contey & Lawrence Grimm
The Heavens Are Hung in Black

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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. Order tickets at Shattered Globe Theatre. Two for one tickets-use the code "Books" at checkout.  

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Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time

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. Order Your Signed Copy.

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October 2017

Stranger Than Fiction
Karen Cox
Goat Castle

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Goat Castle

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.

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Berta’s Books
Roz Chast
Going Into Town

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Going Into Town

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.

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

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
U.S. Grant

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. A Must-Have companion to Grant's Memoirs. The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant offers a straightforward examination of the scandals associated with the period, highlighting the “embattled” nature of Grant’s presidency.

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Brian Dirck
Lincoln in Indiana &
Guy Fraker
Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lincoln in the Midwest

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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