In the middle of all this, another TONSIL book giveaway: Eric Deggans! David Von Drehle!

More interesting-looking books have just come out, written by people I know and like. Act quick and you could get a copy for yourself. I’ve purchased TWO copies each of new books by David Von Drehle and Eric Deggans:

Deggans, the extremely sharp and prolific TV/media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, is out with Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation. This book is not a rant or harangue. This is smart, diligent inquiry and analysis about an issue that vexes social progress and fair media.

And Von Drehle, formerly the best writer at The Washington Post and now the best writer at Time, has at last finished his book about Lincoln, Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year. He has excellent timing, wouldn’t you say? I know what you’re thinking: Does the world need another book about Abe Lincoln? When it has David Von Drehle’s name on it, you bet.

How can you get either (not both, ya piggly-wigglies) of these for free? Click “contact” on the nav bar at and send me an email telling me why you want the book you want. First-come, first-served. Mailed to you totally free, from me, in Montana.

Go for it!

UPDATE: Stop going for it. All four copies are now claimed. Thanks for the emails. This whole exercise is meant to encourage interest in the book. If you didn’t win one, buy one, or request it at your local library!

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