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Noah Andre Trudeau

Noah Andre Trudeau talks about Lincoln’s Greatest Journey, an examination of Lincoln’s trip to City Point, VA in the spring of 1865.

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Lincoln’s Greatest Journey:
Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency
March 24-April 8, 1865
By Noah Andre Trudeau
$32.95
Air Date/Time December 3 12 noon (Central)
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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 General U. S. Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Abraham Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected. Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 – April 8, 1865, offers the first comprehensive account of a momentous time.

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David Powell

Chickamauga Campaign

Dave Powell talks about his latest book, The Chickamauga Campaign: A Barren Victory.

Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of Powell’s Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy.

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Chickamauga Campaign

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
$34.95
Air Date/Time: November 12 @ 12:00 pm CST
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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, David Powell’s final installment, examines the immediate aftermath of this great battle with unprecedented clarity and detail. The narrative opens at dawn on Monday, September 21, 1863, with Union commander William S. Rosecrans in Chattanooga and most of the rest of his Federal army in Rossville, Georgia. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg has...

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Thomas Army, Jr.

Engineering Victory Tom Army, Jr.

Thomas  Army, Jr. talks about his latest book,  Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War.

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Engineering Victory: How Technology Won the Civil War
By Thomas Army, Jr.
$49.95
Air Date/Time October 29 12 noon (Central)
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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 Confederate soldiers simply could not match. Skilled Free State engineers who were trained during the antebellum period benefited from basic educational reforms, the spread of informal educational practices, and a culture that encouraged learning and innovation. During the war, their rapid construction and repair of roads, railways, and bridges allowed Northern troops...

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Ronald C. White

Ronald White talks about his latest book, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. Based on seven years of research with primary documents this is destined to become the Grant biography of our time. Order Your Signed on Bookplate Copy at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

American Ulysses
A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
By Ronald C. White
$35.00
Air Date/Time October 15 12 noon (Central)
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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. In American Ulysses, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the twenty-first.

Based on seven years of research with primary documents—some of them never examined by previous Grant scholars—this is destined to become the Grant biography of our time. White, a biographer...

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James Lee McDonough

William Tecumseh Sherman

James Lee McDonough talks about his latest book, William Tecumseh Sherman: In The Service of My Country: A Life. This is major new biography of one of America’s most storied military figures. Order Your Signed, 1st ed Copy at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. 

 

William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman In the Service of My Country: A Life
By James Lee McDonough
$39.95
Air Date/Time October 1 12 noon (Central)
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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 plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War’s most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail.

Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war’s swift end by...

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Walter Stahr
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary

Daniel Weinberg speaks with Walter Stahr about Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary. Order your signed copy today. 

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 impeachment of an American president without understanding Stanton.

Walter Stahr’s STANTON truly restores this complicated figure to his proper place in American history and “should be Stanton’s definitive biography for some time to come” (Kirkus, starred review).

 

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Walter Stahr is the author of the New York Times...

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