Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Giveaway- True Compass



I am absolutely thrilled that Brianne at the Hachette Book Group has given me 3 copies of Ted Kennedy's memoir True Compass to giveaway.  I can't wait to get my copy to review.  I've always been a fan of the Kennedy family, and this insider look promises to be special.

Here's the description from Hachette:

In this landmark autobiography, five years in the making, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story--of his legendary family, politics, and fifty years at the center of national events.

TRUE COMPASS

The youngest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he came of age among siblings from whom much was expected. As a young man, he played a key role in the presidential campaign of his brother John F. Kennedy, recounted here in loving detail. In 1962 he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he began a fascinating political education and became a legislator.

In this historic memoir, Ted Kennedy takes us inside his family, re-creating life with his parents and brothers and explaining their profound impact on him. For the first time, he describes his heartbreak and years of struggle in the wake of their deaths. Through it all, he describes his work in the Senate on the major issues of our time--civil rights, Vietnam, Watergate, the quest for peace in Northern Ireland--and the cause of his life: improved health care for all Americans, a fight influenced by his own experiences in hospitals.

His life has been marked by tragedy and perseverance, a love of family, and an abiding faith. There have been controversies, too, and Kennedy addresses them with unprecedented candor. At midlife, embattled and uncertain if he would ever fall in love again, he met the woman who changed his life, Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Facing a tough reelection campaign against an aggressive challenger named Mitt Romney, Kennedy found a new voice and began one of the great third acts in American politics, sponsoring major legislation, standing up for liberal principles, and making the pivotal endorsement of Barack Obama for president.

Hundreds of books have been written about the Kennedys. TRUE COMPASS will endure as the definitive account from a member of America's most heralded family, an inspiring legacy to readers and to history, and a deeply moving story of a life like no other.

About Author

Edward M. Kennedy has represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate for forty-seven years. In 2004 he began interviews at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia for an oral history project about his life. Since then, he has drawn from his fifty years of contemporaneous notes from his personal diaries and worked closely on this book with Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, coauthor of Flags of Our Fathers and author of Mark Twain: A Life.

So here are the rules: 

Each of these must be a separate entry.

1. Leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS saying you want to enter.
2. Tell me if you're a follower - if you're not, then sign up and tell me and you'll get the extra entry.
3. Post this on your blog and LEAVE ME A LINK to the post.  Sidebars count, but I'd still like the link. (You'll get 2 entries for a blog post, one for a sidebar--but you only need to make one comment here).

Deadline is midnite EDT, October 9, 2009.
Same as before - no PO Boxes, open to US/Canada residents only. (Hachette's rules, not mine.)
I'll draw names on October 10, and the winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or I'll draw again.

Once again, thanks to Brianne and the Hachette Book Group for this wonderful opportunity.

61 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
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  3. I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Talk about a guy that turned his life around!

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  4. I just became your 60th follower!

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  9. Oh, Wow! My husband and I would love to win a copy. Thanks.

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  15. I'm a follower
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  16. I am a huge Kennedy fan

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  18. I would like to be entered. Josephsreviews at gmail dot com.
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  19. I would love to win and read TRUE COMPASS. The Kennedy family worked so hard for other people, making their lives better in some way. I remember something special, whether sad or happy, about each Kennedy brother. The Kennedys worked very hard for the Civil Rights movement too.

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  21. I have the book in the sidebar of http://readwithtea.blogspot.com

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  22. I'd love to win this book!

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  23. Posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

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  24. Hi, I'm a follower and I would also love to win a copy. My email: shabbytiara@gmail.com I heard it was a great book!
    Suzanne

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  25. I would love to enter.

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    Thanks!

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  27. I am now a follower.

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  28. I posted your giveaway on my blog here:
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  29. Please enter me in your drawing!

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  32. I am a follower now!
    Please enter me for this, I need to have this special book in my library.
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  33. I would love to be entered into this drawing. I am a follower now.

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  34. I would love to be entered into the drawing for this book.

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  35. I am a follower of your blog.

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  36. i am a follower; thanks so much

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  39. Hey, Tina! Love to win Ted Kennedy's autobiography ~ the man was such an icon! Thanks for the chance. I've added your giveaway to my sidebar at http://justonemorepageblog.blogspot.com. I'm also going to tweet about it (I'm @storeetllr on Twitter). And, finally, I already follow you!

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  41. I have always had a fascination for the Kennedy Clan. I'd love to read this memoir.

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    Is there a way I could subscribe to your blog via email?

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  42. i would love to enter for this thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  43. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  44. What a great giveaway! I've been wanting to read this book because I find the Kennedys fascinating.

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  45. I would definitely love to read this book. I remember when his brothers were killed and all of the other tragedies that seemed to affect this family.
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  46. I am now following your blog.
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  47. I'd really love a chance to win. Sounds like a great book! easagredo at yahoo dot com

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  48. Please enter me! I gaze longingly at this book every time I walk into a bookstore, and I cannot wait to read it!

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  49. I've heard great things about this and have been wanting to get it. Thanks for the chance.
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  52. I am a follower!

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  53. I'd love to win this book for my husband!

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