Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HUMPDAY GIVEAWAY: Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates From Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain by Jim Lehrer

This week's giveaway is a special request from reader Care.  I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Lehrer speak about this forthcoming title at BookExpo America a few weeks ago, and I grabbed a couple of galleys to bring home.  So, that's what's being offered this week, a trade paperback Advance Reader's Edition of this book which won't be published until September 13, 2011. 
I could try to describe this book, but I think I'll let the author do so himself.  The quality of this video is only a marginal improvement over the Charlaine Harris video from last week, alas.  As I explained then, the borrowed Flip Cam I was using wasn't designed to focus at that distance.  But, if you're interested in hearing what Mr. Lehrer had to say, it's perfectly audible.

The rules are the same as always, with one slight variation.  I always reserve the right to cancel any giveaway with fewer than five entrants.  In this case, please know if there are fewer than five entrants than Care is the default winner.  So, please don't hesitate to enter, and good luck to all!

  • The giveaway is open to anyone with a U.S. mailing address ('cause I'm footing the postage).  
  • To enter, all you need to do is post a comment below by Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
  • At my discretion, if there are less than five respondents, I can cancel or extend the giveaway.
  • Winner will be chosen by me with the help of a random number generator, and will be announced in the comments section of this thread.
  • Please check back to see if you've won. If you have left a way to contact you, I will do so.
  • The winner has one week to respond to me at with a mailing address, or I will choose a new winner.
  • If a second winner fails to respond, the book automatically goes to the lovely members of my face-to-face book club.
  • Previous giveaway winners are welcome to enter.
  • Finally, if at all possible, please comment below only if you're entering the giveaway.


  1. Thanks, Susan! For putting this book up first and for making me the default winner if there are not enough entrants! That is very kind of you. We visited the Reagan Presidential Library when we were on holiday in CA, and I have been on a presidential speaking kick ever since! This book sounds great.

  2. I think that my taste in books is a bit different from your other readers, Susan!

  3. Actually, I think they just want you to have the book. I have very kind readers.

  4. This is a shocker, Care, but you win this book! I'll try to get it out soon. I have a ton of mailing I have to do.

    Now I'm going to do a more inclusive, and hopefully popular giveaway this week.