I recently had the great pleasure of seeing my follower count edge over the 100 mark, which calls for a celebration. I did manage to catch me hitting both 100 and a page view milestone:
Oh go on then, I think we can celebrate with a long-overdue giveaway...
I've decided to gather up a few books that I've acquired and pass them on within our fine community. As is tradition with these things, the following rules apply:
-You must be a follower of this blog
-One entry will be awarded for comments below. Please note/rank the books you would prefer to make it easier for me to distribute the prizes
-A bonus entry may be awarded to any that make a meaningful comment on a historic post of mine. There is a 'link within' widget at the bottom of my posts, or you can browse the archive to your hearts content. A maximum one bonus entry each is on offer and I reserve the right to discount any comments that aren't interesting/witty/relevant etc.
-As this is marking my current followers, no bonus entries for pimping I'm afraid (though you're welcome to tell people if you so choose!)
-The giveaway will run until 2359 on Sunday 26 January.
No doubt you all want to know what's on offer:
First up, 'The Forgotten Front 1914-18' by Ross Anderson. A detailed look at British, Allied and German campaigns in East Africa. I won this in a giveaway by Dave at One Man and his Brushes and rather enjoyed reading it over Christmas.
Next, 'Waterloo Recollections' edited by Frederick Llewellyn. A section of reports, letters and accounts of Waterloo. While it doesn't offer the modern historical style overview and meticulous research, it is an interesting read of accounts from people that were there. I was kindly given this by my first Secret Santa, who remains unidentified.
Finally, 'A Model Victory' by Malcolm Balen. A slightly different take on Waterloo, looking at how history is decided by the victors with its focus on the battle and subsequent story of the Waterloo Model that was finally finished by William Siborne in 1938.