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Laura Caldwell
Anatomy of Innocence

Solved! host and mystery author Libby Hellmann talks to editor/author Laura Caldwell about her latest look at wrongful convictions featuring best-selling authors writing about true crimes and punishment.

Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted
edited by Laura Caldwell
$26.95
Air Date/Time October 25, 3 pm (Central)
1st ed., 304p., hardcover

Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.

Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky few who are acquitted, years after they are proven innocent.

Now, in this groundbreaking anthology, fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery and thriller writers―including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke and S. J. Rozan―while another exoneree’s case is explored in a previously unpublished...

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James S. Pula
Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps

Bjorn Skaptason speaks with James S. Pula about Under the Crescent Moon with the Xi Corps in the Civil War Vol 1: From the Defense of Washington to Chancellorsville, 1862-63.

 

Re-examining the legendarily unlucky XIth, who marched under the badge of a crescent moon, to separate fact from myth.

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 weather without adequate clothing, shoes, or provisions to help rescue a second Northern army under siege in Knoxville, Tennessee. Despite its sacrifices in the Eastern campaigns and successes in Tennessee, the reputation of the XI Corps is one of cowardice and failure. James S. Pula sets the record straight in his two-volume study...

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Stranger Than Fiction
Gail Lukasik
White Like Her

Libby Hellmann will interview author Gail Lukasik, a mystery author who has published a non-fiction book about the biggest mystery of all – her own family.

After an appearance on the PBS show Genealogy Roadshow, Lukasik found herself searching for the family of her mother she never knew – the family her mother kept secret because they were black.

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 decision to “pass” as white, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother’s fear and shame, Gail embarks on a quest to uncover her mother’s racial lineage, tracing her family back to eighteenth-century colonial Louisiana. In coming to...

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