Sunday, March 8, 2009

Giveaway: A LUCKY CHILD by Thomas Buergenthal

Thanks to Anna of Hachette Books , I am giving away up to 5 copies of this book.

Book Description:

Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the U.S. to start a new life.

Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.

Check out Thomas Buergenthal talk about his story in this video.

The number of entrants to this giveawy will determine how many sets I will give away.

1-10 entrants= 1 set
11-20 entrants= 2 sets
21-30 entrants= 3 sets
31-45entrants= 4 sets
45 or more entrants = 5 sets

Here are the rules:

1. For one entry, leave a comment. Please be sure to include email address so that I can contact you if you win.

2. For a second entry, post about this giveaway on your blog and leave link to your blog post in the comments. You will also get an entry for each person who tells me that they learned about this giveaway from you.

3. For 5 more entries: Become a Follower of my blog or subscribe to my blog through Google Reader or other subscription service. If you are already a subsriber or follower you still get the five extra entries! Please do not comment that you are a follower five times! I will give you the extra entries myself. I will delete any extra entries that you make as it will just confuse me when I go to pick the winners.

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents only.

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

The winner’s mailing address: NO P.O. Boxes.Only one entry per household/IP address.

This giveaway will end on Saturday March 28th Midnight E.S.T. The winners will be notified by email, so remember to include your email address in the comments! Winners must respond within three days or will be disquilified. Therefore, if your moving or going on a trip, etc. . please let me know.


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Would love to read this! If I win, I will pass it to my sister to read. thanks

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I'm a little behind on my giveaways right now.

Thanks to all of you who entered.

I am now closing comments and will be announcing the 5 winners soon.

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