• Leadership In Turbulent Times
      by Doris Kearns Goodwin
      $30.00
      Air Date/Time October 30, 12:30 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 496 pages, hardcover, Simon & Schuster

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      In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

      Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity...Learn More

    • A Campaign of Giants–The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater (Civil War America)
      by A. Wilson Greene
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time July 19, 5:00 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 728 pages, hardcover, University of North Carolina Press

      Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War’s longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate...Learn More

    • Sixteenth President In Waiting

      Sixteenth President-In-Waiting: Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield Dispatches of Henry Villard, 1860-1861
      by Michael Burlingame
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time June 8, 3:30 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 407 pages, hardcover, Signed on Bookplate

      Between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and his departure for Washington three months later, journalist Henry Villard sent scores of dispatches from Springfield, Illinois, to various newspapers describing the president-elect’s doings, quoting or paraphrasing his statements, chronicling events in the Illinois capital, and analyzing the city’s mood. Michael Burlingame has collected all of...Learn More

    • I Held Lincoln
      by Richard E.Quest
      $24.95
      Air Date/Time May 17, 3:30 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 224 pages, hardcover

      Lt. Benjamin Loring (1824–1902) lived the life of an everyman Civil War sailor. He commanded no armies and devised no grand strategies. Loring was a sailor who just wanted to return home, where the biggest story of his life awaited him.

      Covering almost a year of Loring’s service, I Held Lincoln describes the lieutenant’s command of the gunboat USS Wave, the Battle of Calcasieu Pass,...Learn More
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    • This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard
      edited by Timothy Mason Roberts
      $38.95
      Air Date/Time February 2, 3 PM (Central)
      1st ed., 376., hardcover

      The anti-war love letters of a Copperhead soldier and his wife…

      Among collections of letters written between American soldiers and their spouses, the Civil War correspondence of William and Jane Standard stands out for conveying the complexity of the motives and experiences of Union soldiers and their families. The Standards – of Lewiston in Fulton County,...Learn More

    • Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

      Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the
      Battle Over Freedom
      by Graham Peck
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time November 11, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 288p., cloth

      This sweeping narrative presents an original and compelling explanation for the triumph of the antislavery movement in the United States prior to the Civil War.

      Abraham Lincoln’s election as the first antislavery president was hardly preordained. From the country’s inception, Americans had struggled to define slavery’s relationship to freedom. Most Northerners supported abolition in the North but...Learn More

    • Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

      Abraham Lincoln and Mexico:
      A History of Courage, Intrigue and an Unlikely Friendship
      by Michael Hogan
      $21.00
      Air Date/Time October 27, 5pm (CST)
      1st ed., 362p, paperback

      This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico.

      It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to go to...Learn More

    • Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

      Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
      By Guy Fraker
      $21.95
      Air Date/Time October 20,  5pm (Central)
      1st ed., 128p., paperback

      In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.

      For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on...Learn More

    • Wrestling With His Angel

      Wrestling With His Angel: 1849-1856
      By Sidney Blumenthal
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time June 8, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 592p, cloth with dj

      Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal’s acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president’s genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. (Volume I, A Self-Made Man, is available below.)

      In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat....Learn More

    • Sidney Blumenthal A Self-Made Man. The Early Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln’s early years Signed copy of A Self-Made Man Sidney Blumenthal

      A Self-Made Man
      by Sidney Blumenthal
      $75.00
      Air Date/Time: Original Air Date May 25, 2016
      556p. Hardcover with dj, Signed on bookplate

      The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln.

      From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper...Learn More