• The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
      by Max Boot
      $35.00
      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
      $22.99
      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

    • 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

    • Divided on D-Day

      Divided on D-Day:
      How Conflicts and Rivalries Jeopardized the
      Allied Victory at Normandy
      By Ed Gordon &  David Ramsay
      $26.00
      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

      Beyond the Crossroads:
      The Devil and The Blues Tradition
      by Adam Gussow
      $29.95
      Air Date/Time: November 4, 1pm (Central)
      416p, paperback

      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

      Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race
      and the Gothic South
      by Karen Cox
      $26.00
      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