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Parent at the Helm’s August 2011 Book Giveaway!

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First, happy, hearty congratulations to Holly! She is the lucky gal who won our July, 2011 Book Giveaway, the fantastic The Fundamentals of Homeschooling by Ann Lahrson-Fisher. We’ll make arrangements for Holly to receive her book as soon as possible from Ann herself!

ANNOUNCEMENT! By now you’ve probably realized that books are among my most favorite things. I am happy to announce that Parent at the Helm is carrying Debbie Harbeson’s totally awesome and FREE The Write Way to Have Fun.

See also “Writing Doesn’t Have to Make You Sweat” for more information!

Thank you to everyone who entered! Please don’t be disappointed because you now have another chance to win a great book in Parent at the Helm’s August, 2011 Book Giveaway!

For August, 2011, we’re going off the beaten path a bit. Until now we’ve focused on homeschooling books. There will, of course, be more in the future, but this month we’re helping you stock up for fun learning with the kids! To that end we happily offer the brand new hardcover edition of Don’t Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition by Kenneth C. Davis, “the million copy classic that answers the questions you never thought to ask.”


Don’t Know Much About History,

Anniversary Edition

by Kenneth C. Davis

DontKnowMuchAboutHistory book giveaway

Who really discovered America? What was “the shot heard ‘round the world”? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn’t he?

From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.

A new, completely revised, expanded and updated edition of the million-selling New York Times bestseller that launched the entire Don’t Know Much About® series. The hardcover will be available from HarperCollins. The audio edition will be available from Random House audio.

Did You Know?

In 1963, America was buzzing with talk about Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. — Don’t Know Much About History

German subs destroyed nearly 4.5 million tons of Allied ships in the first two months of 1940. — Don’t Know Much About History

The Battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed’s Hill. — Don’t Know Much About History

Richard Nixon used more than $10 million in government funds for improvements on his private homes. — Don’t Know Much About History

The 1800 presidential election between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was tied at 73 electoral votes each. — Don’t Know Much About History

The 18th Amendment prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” in the U.S. — Don’t Know Much About History

After the Revolutionary War, national foreign debt was estimated at $11,710,379. — Don’t Know Much About History

U.S. Steel, financed by Andrew Carnegie in 1900, was the first billion-dollar corporation. — Don’t Know Much About History

World War I cost America 130,174 lives and $32 billion. — Don’t Know Much About History

In 1915, the German Embassy published newspaper ads warning Americans not to sail on British ships in the Atlantic. — Don’t Know Much About History

Don’t wait! Register to win today!

Contest Details

CONTEST DEADLINE: August 31, 2011; 11:59PM (EDT)



HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST: To enter, please “like” Parent at the Helm on Facebook, follow parentatthehelm on Twitter, subscribe to our irregular newsletter with the link near the top of the page (this gets you a little something extra each month!), or sign up for e-mail or RSS feeds (on the left side of the homepage). Then, submit a comment on the PARENT AT THE HELM August Book Giveaway blog article which you can always reach by clicking on the book title at the top of the page. In your comment, please let us know which of the above steps you took, and anything else you’d like to tell us! If by some chance you had already previously covered all of the above steps, please let us know that in your comment (and accept our deepest thanks! [g])

You are allowed one entry per book, with the exception of BLOGGERS: I know your pain! [g]! Blog about this giveaway, include the link to your post in your comment, and you will receive an extra entry in the contest as a thank you for all of your hard work!

PARENT AT THE HELM is not responsible for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects in part or whole, delays in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for any technical or non-technical network, telephonic, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or partial transmission of or failure to receive entry information by PARENT AT THE HELM on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site or at any combination of these.

WINNER SELECTION: The winner shall be selected using’s “Randomizer” on or about the morning of September 1, 2011.

ODDS OF WINNING: You’ve got great odds! Odds are determined by the number of entries received.

OBTAINING YOUR PRIZE: We will contact winner by email only. PARENT AT THE HELM will make a reasonable effort to contact you on the day you are determined as winner, but we are not responsible for misdirected notification because of problems with the e-mail address you provide to us. If we cannot reach you, you may be disqualified, with an alternate winner selected. In addition, a winner who does not comply with the Official Rules will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

CONDITIONS: Your participation binds you to these official rules. By participating, you waive any right to claim ambiguity of said rules. All decisions regarding this contest, including, but not limited to, selecting winners, will be made by PARENT AT THE HELM. That decision is final. As winner you are solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes.

ANNOUNCING THE PRIZE WINNER: We’ll let you know in a blog post who was the lucky winner after the September 1, 2011, drawing.

Remember, you can’t win the book if you don’t enter the Book Giveaway!

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10 Responses to “Parent at the Helm’s August 2011 Book Giveaway!”

  1. Hi Linda, I already like and follow you in every way possible so you just get this humble comment. 🙂 Would love this book. We're all history buffs.

  2. Melissa Duey says:

    I like Parent at the Helm on facebook, and I'm signing up for your newsletter right now!

  3. Katherine A says:

    Hi. Following you on facebook as Katherine Aitken, and on Twitter as @mumoffunkids. We would love to win this book, and hope that we can still enter even though we're in the UK.

  4. Dana says:

    I like Parent at the Helm on facebook. I also receive the newsletter. This book looks awesome!

  5. Julie Roemen says:

    Hi, Linda! I already follow you everywhere I can and proudly bragged to my friends when you commented on one of my Facebook status'. (That was sooo cool! I was super famous in my home school group after that one!) Anyway, I'd love to read this book for myself, as well as share it with my son. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Maria Mitchell says:

    I "like" PATH on FB, and I subscribe by RSS and email! Thanks for the chance to win!

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