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November 2017

A House Divided
Gordon Rhea
On To Petersburg
(Start Time Approximate)

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On To Petersburg

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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Stranger Than Fiction
Adam Gussow
Beyond the Crossroads

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Beyond the Crossroads

Bjorn Skaptason interviews 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. Learn more and order your signed copy today.

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Lit With Love
Mollie Cox Bryan
Macrame Murder

November 8 @ 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. Sonali and Mollie will discuss exactly how one crafts (geddit?!) the perfect mix of Romance and…

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Stranger Than Fiction
Ed Gordon
Divided on D-Day

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Divided on D-Day

Bjorn Skaptason interviews 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. Learn more and order your signed copy today.

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A House Divided
Graham Peck
Making An Anti-Slavery Nation

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

Daniel Weinberg speaks 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 from the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 to Lincoln's defeat of his arch-rival Stephen A. Douglas in the 1860 election. 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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Berta’s Books
Donna Seaman
Identity Unknown

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Roberta Rubin will interview 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. These women fought to be treated the same as male artists and to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance.  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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December 2017

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

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bjorn Skaptason speaks 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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Lit With Love
Sally Kilpatrick
Bless Her Heart

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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!

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Stranger Than Fiction
Gail Lukasik
White Like Her

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Libby Hellmann will interview 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.

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Joan Marie Johnson
Funding Feminism

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Paul Berlanga will interview 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.

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