Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Books Giveaway-Columbine by Dave Cullen-ends 21 May 2009

Thank You Brianne at Hachette Book Group for allowing me to host this giveaway.I will be giving away 5 copies of Columbine by Dave Cullen.

Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9780446546935
Publication date: April 2009
Length: 233mm
Width: 162mm
Thickness: 34mm
Weight: 640g
Pages: 417

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave a lasting impression on the world. Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting another Columbine.
When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; we think of Cassie Bernall, the girl we thought professed her faith before she was shot; and we think of the boy pulling himself out of a school window -- the whole world was watching him. Now, in a riveting piece of journalism nearly ten years in the making, comes the story none of us knew. In this revelatory book, Dave Cullen has delivered a profile of teenage killers that goes to the heart of psychopathology. He lays bare the callous brutality of mastermind Eric Harris, and the quavering, suicidal Dylan Klebold, who went to the prom three days earlier and obsessed about love in his journal.
The result is an astonishing account of two good students with lots of friends, who came to stockpile a basement cache of weapons, to record their raging hatred, and to manipulate every adult who got in their way. They left signs everywhere, described by Cullen with a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the boy's tapes and diaries, he gives the first complete account of the Columbine tragedy.
In the tradition of HELTER SKELTER and IN COLD BLOOD, COLUMBINE is destined to be a classic. A close-up portrait of hatred, a community rendered helpless, and the police blunders and cover-ups, it is a compelling and utterly human portrait of two killers-an unforgettable cautionary tale for our times.

RULES
1-This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only,and closes on May 21st. I will pick FIVE lucky winners and email them to get their mailing addresses.(no PO boxes,please)
2-To enter the contest, leave a comment here.Be sure to include your email address in code.
ie. yk(at)toptruecrimebooks(dot)com
3-You can gain yourself some extra entries by doing the following:
+1 for following or subscribing (current followers/subscribers count, please just mention it in your comment post)
+1 for blogging about this giveaway and leaving a link to your post.
Feel free to put these in one comment, or several comments,whichever way you prefer.Please remember to leave your EMAIL address.
Good luck to everyone!!!!

47 comments:

  1. I know this book will be disturbing, but I still want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I follow you in Google Reader.

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  2. I have read RACHEL. I would like to read this view also.
    I follow you in Google Reader and also subscribe to you as
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    I love reading your reveiws.

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  3. I would love to read the "story behind the story" of the Columbine massacre. Thanks for this offer.
    scrmom15(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I would love to read the "story behind the story" of the Columbine massacre. Thanks for the offer.
    scrmom15(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for your kind words about my review. I appreciate them. People certainly have strong feelings towards books, don't they!

    This one looks fascinating. I think it's something my husband would like.

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  6. Please, sign me up for this book. Thanks.

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

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  7. I'd love to win this one! I've always been fascinated with this case, and now I use the lessons learned from this one in my job as the IT Director at a large community college. My email is skirkland(at)triad(dot)rr(dot)com or skirkland@triad.rr.com. I also just subscribed for updates by email. I love true crime books.

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  8. count me in! :)

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  9. Sounds like an amazing book! I would love to be entered.. (I also have a giveaway going on at my blog)
    lovestoread0708(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I am now a follower of yours!!
    I am not going to blog about it but I will leave a post on my twitter for you!! :) Hopefully you get lots of new bloggers your way. :)
    www.twitter.com/trishalynn0708
    Thank you again for the chance!

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  10. I actually remember fallowing this event. I am glad to see there is a book and look forward to adding it to my list of books I want to read. If I were to win it, that would just awesome.

    will share it on my blogs.

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  11. for got my e-mail
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  12. I would love to win this:
    Nely
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  13. i follow u thru Google Reader

    Nely
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  14. I remember following this tragic day on TV with the rest of the world, praying for these poor children to get home safely. I was with my mother and remember seeing her cry and cry. Well, this year, it was my turn to cry as I watched the 10 year stories on TV this year, remembering my mother who passed away 5 years ago. I have followed this story throughout the years but for some reason, the 10 year reunion and the committment that the community has made to finally put his behind them was overwhelming. Thank you for putting this out for all of us to read. I follow you on Google Reader and it is my favorite! quillenhouse(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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  15. this sounds amazing i just love true crime books thanks for the giveaway mimsthins at optonline dot net

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  16. This is one book I'd love to read. I remember the news stories.
    techyone at gmail dot com

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  17. I remember this whole event like it happened yesterday. I would truly like to read this book.

    thanks

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  18. I've been wanting to read this. I know it will probably be a tough read but one that might enlighten.

    mamie316@sbcglobal.net

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  19. This sounds like an amazing book
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  20. I follow you
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  22. Please count me in. I know this will make me angry at times but I would love to know more about Columbine.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gamil .com

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  23. I would love to read this thank you

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  24. it will be an interesing read. WOuld like to read it.

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  25. Sounds like a super interesting book. Thanks for the chance

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  26. I would love to read this, although I know it would probably bother me. I have two boys in high school --- and one likes to think this couldn't happen anywhere...
    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I have read both She Said Yes, and Rachel and I'd like to read this as well. I will post this on twitter for you. Thanks for the chance. Andi
    andinewberry(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thanks

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  28. I've wanted to read this book ever since I first heard of it!!

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  29. love to add this to my summer reading list
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  30. love to add this to my summer reading list
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  31. Sign me up & I am following. =]

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  32. Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  33. I am a follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
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  34. My daughter just told me about your blog. I love True Crime novels. Please inlcude me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
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  35. Love to have this.

    Thanks,

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  36. I'm always fascinated with true crime books. I have vivid memories of watching the news that day and would like to read more about it.

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  37. This sounds interesting
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  38. Hi Yvette! This sounds like a very interesting read. Please enter me in your giveaway! I read Wally Lambs The Hour I first Believed which was a fictional account of the tragedy and how it affected the survivors- this would be interesting to see how the fiction compares to fact. BTW, love the updated changes! Thanks! quzy(AT)mac(DOT)com

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  39. I saw this book at the bookstore, and I was just interested in the behind the scenes. Please enter my name in the contest. Thanks. Also posted the contest in my blog.

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  40. Seems like yesterday. I am glad I found you. I am following, too. Thanks for visiting!

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  41. Sounds like a very interesting, though disturbing, book. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  42. I remember watching this unfold on TV. I have a friend who lives in Littleton and her daughter was attending high school at the time. I found out later there are TWO high schools in the area and she attended the other one.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  43. I would love to read this.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I would like to read the book about it

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  45. I would like to read this book
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