Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War
by Kristopher A. Teters
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
by Jan Jacobi
Air Date/Time March 10, 12 Noon (Central)
1st ed., 208p., paperback
Abe Lincoln is growing up on the American frontier in Indiana. It s cold, there isn t usually enough to eat, there s nothing at all to read, and the one job that awaits him is farmer, like his overbearing father.
But a chance to travel down the Mississippi river offers Abe the opportunity to see and meet people he has never dreamed of. Abe s eyes...Learn More
This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard
edited by Timothy Mason Roberts
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
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
Lincoln’s Greatest Journey:
Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency
March 24-April 8, 1865
By Noah Andre Trudeau
Air Date/Time December 3 12 noon (Central)
1st edition, With Signed Bookplate
Lincoln’s Greatest Journey represents an important addition to the Lincoln saga. The conventional wisdom that there’s nothing new to be learned about Lincoln is due for a major reset.
A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from...Learn More
Grant Invades Tennessee The 1862 Battles for
Forts Henry and Donelson
By Timothy B. Smith
Air Date/Time November 12 12 noon (Central)
1st Edition, Signed
When General Ulysses S. Grant targeted Forts Henry and Donelson, he penetrated the Confederacy at one of its most vulnerable points, setting in motion events that would elevate his own status, demoralize the Confederate leadership and citizenry, and, significantly, tear the western Confederacy asunder. More to the point, the two battles of early 1862 opened the Tennessee...Learn More
The Chickamauga Campaign: A Barren Victory The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863
By Dave Powell
Air Date/Time: November 12 @ 12:00 pm CST
1st edition, Signed
Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy, a comprehensive examination more than a decade in the making of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War.
Barren Victory,...Learn More
Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War
By Thomas Army, Jr.
Air Date/Time October 29 12 noon (Central)
1st edition, Signed
Engineering Victory brings a fresh approach to the question of why the North prevailed in the Civil War. Historian Thomas F. Army, Jr., identifies strength in engineering—not superior military strategy or industrial advantage—as the critical determining factor in the war’s outcome.
Army finds that Union soldiers were able to apply scientific ingenuity and innovation to complex problems in a way that...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
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...Learn More