Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Col 1: From the Defenses of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63
by James S. Pula
Air Date/Time December 1, noon CST
1st ed., 312, hardcover
The XI Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), during which it played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Thereafter, the corps hastened westward to reinforce a Union army in besieged Chattanooga, and marched through brutal December...Learn More
White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
By Gail Lukasik
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
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
By Donna Seaman
Air Date/Time December 1, 2:00pm (Central)
1st ed., 480 p., hardcover
Who hasn’t wondered where – aside from Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo – all the women artists are? In many art books, they’ve been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase “identity unknown” while each male is named.
Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day: Gertrude Abercrombie, with her...Learn More
The Simplicity of Cider
by Amy Reichert
Air Date/Time September 12, 12pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages., cloth
A Simple Life
Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.
Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying...Learn More
Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages, cloth
Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.
Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
By Walter Stahr
Air Date/Time August 23, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., 768, hardcover
A difficult and stubborn genius, Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was Lincoln’s stalwart Secretary of War, who not only brilliantly organized the Union Army, but dramatically raced to Lincoln’s deathbed on the night of April 14, 1865, and assumed control of the government.
Later, President Andrew Johnson attempted to remove Stanton from office after Stanton opposed Johnson’s Reconstruction policies, which led to Johnson’s impeachment. One cannot understand the first...Learn More
Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation
and the Law of War
By Burrus M. Carnahan
Air Date/Time September 19, 2016 1pm (Central)
216 pages, hardcover
In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would “have no lawful right” to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states.
When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln pointed to the international laws...Learn More