• 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

    • Algren: A Life

      Algren: A Life
      By Mary Wisniewski
      $30.00
      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

      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

    • American Ulysses
      A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
      By Ronald C. White
      $35.00
      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

      William Tecumseh Sherman In the Service of My Country: A Life
      By James Lee McDonough
      $39.95
      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