• 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
      $34.95
      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

    • Making an Anti-Slavery Nation

      Making an Anti-Slavery Nation: Lincoln, Douglas and the
      Battle Over Freedom
      by Graham Peck
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time November 11, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 288p., cloth

      This sweeping narrative presents an original and compelling explanation for the triumph of the antislavery movement in the United States prior to the Civil War.

      Abraham Lincoln’s election as the first antislavery president was hardly preordained. From the country’s inception, Americans had struggled to define slavery’s relationship to freedom. Most Northerners supported abolition in the North but...Learn More

    • Grant

      Grant
      Ron Chernow
      $40.00
      Air Date/Time November 1, 2pm (Central)
      1st ed., 1104p., cloth

      Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

      Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow sows in...Learn More

    • On To Petersburg

      On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee June 4-15 1863
      By Gordon Rhea
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time: November 1, 3pm (Central)
      Immediately Following Ron Chernow Program
      1st ed., 512p., 1st ed., cloth

      With On to Petersburg, Gordon C. Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of 1864. Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on The Battle of the Wilderness,...Learn More

    • Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

      Abraham Lincoln and Mexico:
      A History of Courage, Intrigue and an Unlikely Friendship
      by Michael Hogan
      $21.00
      Air Date/Time October 27, 5pm (CST)
      1st ed., 362p, paperback

      This book by a noted Ph.D. historian is one of the best books available about historical relations between the United States and Mexico.

      It shines new light on reasons for the US invasion of Mexico in 1846, opposition by Abraham Lincoln and other politicians to the unjustified and unconstitutional decision by President Polk to go to...Learn More

    • Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

      Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit
      By Guy Fraker
      $21.95
      Air Date/Time October 20,  5pm (Central)
      1st ed., 128p., paperback

      In Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit. Guy Fraker explores Lincoln’s legal career as he directs readers and travelers through the prairies to the towns Lincoln visited regularly.

      For twenty-three years Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Eighth Judicial Circuit in east central Illinois. Twice a year, spring and fall, Lincoln’s work took him on...Learn More

    • Lincoln In Indiana
      By Brian Dirck
      $24.95
      Air Date/Time October 20, 5pm (Central)
      1st ed., 152p., cloth

      Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky in 1809, moved with his parents, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, and his older sister, Sarah, to the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in 1816.  

      There Lincoln spent more than a quarter of his life. It was in Indiana that he developed a complicated and often troubled relationship with his father, exhibited his now-famous penchant for self-education, and formed a restless...Learn More

    • The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

      The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
      By Charles Calhoun
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time October 14, 12 noon (Central)
      1st ed., 720p., cloth

      As controversial in politics as he was in the military, Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was an embattled president, enormously popular with the American people, yet the target of unrelenting censure by political enemies. For the first time in almost a century, this book by the distinguished historian Charles W. Calhoun examines Grant’s administration in depth, offering a fresh look at the 18th president’s policies and...Learn More

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

      The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition
      Edited by John Marszalek
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time October 14, 12noon (Central)
      1st ed., 816p., cloth

      President Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885) was one of the most esteemed individuals of the nineteenth century. His two-volume memoirs, sold door-to-door by former Union soldiers, have never gone out of print and were once as ubiquitous in American households as the Bible. Mark Twain, Gertrude Stein, Matthew Arnold, Henry James, and Edmund Wilson hailed these works as great literature,...Learn More

    • Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary
      By Walter Stahr
      $35.00
      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

    • 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

    • Sidney Blumenthal A Self-Made Man. The Early Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln’s early years Signed copy of A Self-Made Man Sidney Blumenthal

      A Self-Made Man
      by Sidney Blumenthal
      $75.00
      Air Date/Time: Original Air Date May 25, 2016
      556p. Hardcover with dj, Signed on bookplate

      The first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. This first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln.

      From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper...Learn More

    • Rising Star

      Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
      By David Garrow
      $45.00
      Air Date/Time May 19, 11am (Central)
      1st ed., 1472p.,  cloth with dj

      As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro’s The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama’s life before he became the 44th president of the United States—the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross.

      Barack Obama’s keynote speech...Learn More

    • Heroines of Mercy Street

      Heroines of Mercy Street:
      Real Nurses of the Civil War
      by Pamela Toler, PhD
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time May 2, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover

      Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia mansion turned wartime hospital and setting for the PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War, were nurses...Learn More

    • Presidential Libraries as Performance

      Presidential Libraries As Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush
      By Jodi Kanter
      $35.00
      Air Date/Time April 15, 12noon (Central)
      1st ed., paperback 198p, illus.

      How do the funding, setting architecture, and exhibition of a presidential library shape our understanding of the president’s character? And how do diverse performances of the presidency create radically different opportunities for the practice of American citizenship?

      In Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, Jodi Kanter...Learn More

    • Sex and the Civil War

      Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography and the Making of American Morality
      By Judith Giesberg
      $29.95
      Air Date/Time March 25, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 152 p., 26 halftones, notes, bibl., index, cloth with dj

      Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, cartes de visite, playing cards, and stereographs.

      A perfect storm of antebellum legal, technological, and commercial developments, coupled with the concentration of men fed into armies, created a demand for, and a...Learn More

    • Midnight in America

      Midnight In America: Darkness, Sleep and Dreams During the Civil War
      By Jonathan W. White
      $34.95
      Air Date/Time March 25, 12 Noon (Central)
      1st ed., 296 p. 25 halftones, notes, bibl., index, cloth with dj

      The Civil War brought many forms of upheaval to America, not only in waking hours but also in the dark of night.

      Sleeplessness plagued the Union and Confederate armies, and dreams of war glided through the minds of Americans in both the North and South. Sometimes their...Learn More

    • Lincoln in the Bardo
      By George Saunders
      $165.00 Signed First Edition
      Air Date/Time March 2, 3:00pm (Central)
      Re-air date: September 19th, 1 pm (Central)
      cloth, 368p, cloth, dj.

      Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

      The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December, this moving and original father-son story features none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. 

      February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting...Learn More

    • The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

      The Ultimate Guide
      to the Gettysburg Address
      By David Hirsch & Dan Van Haften
      $14.99
      Air Date/Time February 9,  6pm  (Central)
      1st ed., Paperback, 64p.

      Abraham Lincoln’s November 19, 1863, Gettysburg Address is generally recognized as one of the greatest leadership speeches ever written. The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address explains the 272-word speech more thoroughly than any book previously published. With the aid of colorized step-by-step diagrams, the authors deconstruct the speech into its basic elements and demonstrate how the scientific method is...Learn More