The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
by Max Boot
Air Date/Time March 15, 3:30 Noon (Central)
1st ed., 768., hardcover
In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.
In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908– 1987), the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, best-selling historian Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a “hearts and...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
Divided on D-Day:
How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the
Allied Victory at Normandy
By Ed Gordon & David Ramsay
Air Date/Time: November 9, 5pm (Central)
1st ed., 461p., cloth
In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of D-Day comes this fresh perspective on the Normandy invasion — -the beginning of the end of World War II. The book highlights the conflicting egos, national rivalries, and professional abilities of the principal D-Day commanders who planned and executed the OVERLORD Operation and its...Learn More
Beyond the Crossroads:
The Devil and The Blues Tradition
by Adam Gussow
Air Date/Time: November 4, 1pm (Central)
The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He’s not just the music’s namesake (“the devil’s music”), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is...Learn More
Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race
and the Gothic South
by Karen Cox
Air Date/Time October 4, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 240p., cloth
The incredible true story of a murder, a mansion, madness… and goats.
In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi was hit with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery—known in the press as the “Wild Man” and the “Goat...Learn More