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Pam's 2nd Book Give-Away

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message 1: by ☼Bookish (last edited Apr 23, 2009 05:42PM) (new)

☼Bookish in Virginia☼  (ren_t) Hi guys!

This Give-away is on my History Blog. The subject though is Walt Whitman. The book is "NOW THE DRUM OF WAR: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War".

I don't know if anyone here is interested in Whitman, his poetry, and family, but I thought I'd check. Personally, I found this book to be a good read. So much so that I got up the nerve to write the publisher. To my amazement they sent 2 lovely hardbacks to give away.

I didn't know anything about the Whitman Family before reading this book. Turns out that each one of them was pretty unique in their own way. Brother George was a Civil War hero. Walt, of course, was a writer/editor and volunteer in the hospitals during the war. And Mother Whitman, it turns out, was a very strong character in her own right. She'd have to be to handle all the family tragedies.

In any case, if you're interested drop on by and say high.


message 2: by ☼Bookish (last edited May 02, 2009 06:39AM) (new)

☼Bookish in Virginia☼  (ren_t) FYI--

The WINNERS of my last contest were drawn by my daughter this morning. (My son ran off to the sandbox and wouldn't come in when called!)

She would like to thank Garp and Sgt.BigG for the chocolate bunnies and sweet yellow peeps. I'm not sure what that means, but those are the names she drew ;p


By way of a heads-up, I'd like to let you now that because of my crazy contest that I was contacted by a PBS publicist to run a contest for them that ties in to their new TV series... WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis, and The West


The first show is on the 6th. I have 2 books to give-away. Will get back with you'all on details.

message 3: by ☼Bookish (last edited May 11, 2009 08:04AM) (new)

☼Bookish in Virginia☼  (ren_t)

Thanks to PBS I am having my 3rd Give-Away

This time 2 copies of ...

WWII Behind Closed Doors - Stalin, The Nazis and The West

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Pantheon (April 28, 2009)
ISBN-10: 030737730X
ISBN-13: 978-0307377302

This book ties in with the wonderful BBC/PBS series which I highly recommend. Absolutely fascinating, it discloses many of the previously secret documents that where released from various communist countries in recent years.


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