• Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War
      by Kristopher A. Teters
      $32.95
      Air Date/Time June 7, 5 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 240 pages, hardcover

      During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal strains. But after Congress passed the Second Confiscation Act in 1862, army policy became mostly consistent in its support of liberating the slaves in general,...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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    • Creating the Land of Lincoln
      by Frank Cicero
      $29.95
      Air Date/Time: April 14, 12 pm (Central)
      288, hardcover

      How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State

      In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern strength and American progress.

      Frank Cicero Jr. provides an appealing new history of Illinois as expressed by the state’s...Learn More

    • The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
      by Max Boot
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time March 15, 3:30 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 768., hardcover

      In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

      In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908– 1987), the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, best-selling historian Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a “hearts and...Learn More

    • White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
      By Gail Lukasik
      $22.99
      Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
      1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.

      Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.

      In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More

    • Funding Feminism:
      Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967
      by Joan Marie Johnson
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time: December 9, 12pm (Central)
      320 pages, hardcover

      How did a group of affluent white women beginning in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advance the status of all women? Through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street “Merchant Prince” William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune.

      Motivated by their...Learn More

    • The Statesman and the Storyteller

      The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism
      By Mark Zwonitzer
      $35.00
      Due to a scheduling conflict, the author was unable to come to the show.

      We have 1st edition copies; without the author’s signature.

      In a dual biography covering the last ten years of the lives of friends and contemporaries, writer Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and statesman John Hay (who served as secretary of state under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt), The Statesman and the Storyteller...Learn More