• A Campaign of Giants–The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater (Civil War America)
      by A. Wilson Greene
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time July 19, 5:00 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 728 pages, hardcover, University of North Carolina Press

      Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War’s longest and among its most complex. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate...Learn More

    • The Queen’s Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis
      by Joan Dejean
      $30.00
      Air Date/Time: May 24, 12:30 pm (Central)
      400 pages, hardcover

      From the author of How Paris Became Paris, a sweeping history of high finance, the origins of high fashion, and a pair of star-crossed lovers in 18th-century France.

      Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world’s first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this backdrop, two families, the Magoulets and the Chevrots, rose...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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    • World War II at Sea
      by Craig Symonds
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time May 5, 12 pm (Central)
      1st ed., 792 pages, hardcover

      Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection:...Learn More

    • This Infernal War: The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard
      edited by Timothy Mason Roberts
      $38.95
      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

    • 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 Best of Us

      The Best of Us: A Memoir
      by Joyce Maynard
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time September 12, 3:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 448 pages., hardcover

      “Heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life.” (Anne Lamott)
      In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and...Learn More

    • Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
      By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
      $26.99
      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

    • My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia
      by Donna Solecka Urbikas
      $26.95
      Air Date/Time August 1, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 312p., hardcover

      In 1940, Janina Slarzynska and her five-year-old daughter Mira were taken by Soviet secret police (NKVD) from their farm in eastern Poland and sent to Siberia. 

      In the 1950s, younger daughter Donna yearns for a “normal” American life. In this unforgettable memoir, Donna recounts her family history,  finally understanding the damaged mother who had saved her sister.

      Finalist, Best Traditional Non-Fiction...Learn More