Note: Submissions for this contest are now CLOSED. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 18 and all contestants will be notified via email. Thanks to all who participated!
Due to a mix-up, I now have two copies of Roll Call To Destiny: The Soldier’s Eye View of Civil War Battle by Brent Nosworthy. TOCWOC’s gain is your gain in this case, since I’m offering the second copy free of charge*…to the winner of my next TOCWOC blogging contest!
Now that you know what is being offered, let me set up what you have to do to win. I am going to give my readers the chance to be a blogger for a day. All you have to do, prior to 11:59 PM Central US time on August 15, 2008, is answer the following two questions in 1000 words or less:
What are the five most important books you have read on the Civil War? Why is each important?
If you are interested in entering, use the Contact Us form or post in the comments section below and let us know. Further details will then be emailed to you directly. Feel free to spread the word in any way you choose, possibly by submitting this post to Stumble, Digg, or any other social networking site. The contest is open to anyone, regardless of occupation or expertise. I will be choosing a winner over the weekend of August 15-17, 2008. The winner will be announced the week of August 18.
1. One entry per person.
2. Limit submission to 1000 words or less.
3. Submit by August 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM Central US Time.
4. One (1) winner will be announced the week of Monday, August 18.
5. All contestants agree to allow the use of their submissions as future TOCWOC blog entries.
6. Spread the word as early and as often as you would like. Announce it on Civil War and other forums and otherwise let people know this is happening!
7. Since the book will be shipped via Media Mail, I make no guarantees as to when it will arrive. I do, however, promise to ship it ASAP after announcing the winner and getting his or her mailing address.
* I will ship by Media Mail anywhere in the lower 48 United States free of charge. Due to cost concerns I have to limit participation to this geographical area only. Sorry!
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