The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
by Max Boot
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
Wrestling With His Angel: 1849-1856
By Sidney Blumenthal
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
Algren: A Life
By Mary Wisniewski
Air Date/Time January 17, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., Cloth, with dj.
A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself. He spent a month in prison as a young man for the theft of a typewriter; his involvement in Marxist groups earned him a lengthy FBI dossier; and he spent much of his life palling around with the sorts of drug addicts, prostitutes, and poor laborers...Learn More
The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism
By Mark Zwonitzer
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
A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
By Ronald C. White
Air Date/Time October 15 12 noon (Central)
Later edition, Signed on Bookplate
From the author of the New York Times bestseller A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America’s greatest generals—and most misunderstood presidents.
In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the “Trinity of Great American Leaders.” But the battlefield commander-turned-commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the twentieth century....Learn More
William Tecumseh Sherman In the Service of My Country: A Life
By James Lee McDonough
Air Date/Time October 1 12 noon (Central)
1st edition, Signed
A major new biography of one of America’s most storied military figures.
General Sherman’s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal.
James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was...Learn More