Gift Idea – And Giveaway!

I told you I'd share a few of my favorite things with you, now and again, as the holidays approach.  I'm always interested in hearing about gift ideas and I would assume many of you are also.

I have two disclosures to make prior to discussing today's gift idea.  First, the FTC has new regulations on bloggers and basically it comes down to this:  Did anyone pay me to write this?  No, they did not.  I also did not get anything for free.  This post is just me blabbing on (and on, and on!) as usual.

Second, I'm a nerd.  I love books.  I love computers.  I love the written word.  

I am a nerd.

OK, then …..

For the person that has everything or is impossible to buy for (I'm thinking grandparents, history buffs, the other nerds in the world, etc.) I'm suggesting this book:

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When I last looked, this book (and the 3 DVDs that accompany it) was about $37 on Amazon.

It's a big (15" x 12"), heavy, coffee-table style book.  It covers over 150 years of key historical events as viewed on the front pages of the New York Times.  It even includes coverage as recent as Obama's election.

Inside it looks like this:

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And this:

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 There's even OJ Simpson:

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Along with other, more important, historical issues:

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It's a beautiful book.  Obviously, it's not the type of book most people would sit down and read cover to cover.  It is, however, ideal for picking up and perusing when you just have a few minutes here and there.

I find it fascinating to flip through The Complete Front Pages and get a glimpse into the past.  

I have ONE copy of this book to give away today.  

If you're interested, please leave a comment in my comments section.  You may enter as many times as you wish.  Each comment counts as one entry.  I will use the Random Integer Generator to pick a winner.  Comments will close at 10 p.m. Pacific time tonight.  The winner will be announced in tomorrow's post.

Good luck!

© Twenty Four At Heart

429 Responses to “Gift Idea – And Giveaway!”

  1. Joanne

    This looks like a fascinating book! I am first, so I will be back!

  2. Joanne

    This looks like a fascinating book! I am first, so I will be back!

  3. Joanne

    This looks like a fascinating book! I am first, so I will be back!

  4. di

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this book. Hubby and I have saved a couple of old newspapers from headlines that were important to us to have. I’d love to see if those headlines are in this book.
    Make me a very happy blogger and choose me please!!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    Just Vignettes

  5. di

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this book. Hubby and I have saved a couple of old newspapers from headlines that were important to us to have. I’d love to see if those headlines are in this book.
    Make me a very happy blogger and choose me please!!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    Just Vignettes

  6. di

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this book. Hubby and I have saved a couple of old newspapers from headlines that were important to us to have. I’d love to see if those headlines are in this book.
    Make me a very happy blogger and choose me please!!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    Just Vignettes

  7. Dana

    This IS an interesting book. It’s nice to see history like that.
    Dana

  8. Dana

    This IS an interesting book. It’s nice to see history like that.
    Dana

  9. Dana

    This IS an interesting book. It’s nice to see history like that.
    Dana

  10. Jan

    OMG – my blogging buddies are in cahoots today! First Smart Mouth Broad with her Commemorative White House Christmas ornaments, and now 24 comes to the rescue with this book!
    Beloved is going to have a GREAT Christmas this year.
    Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!

  11. Jan

    OMG – my blogging buddies are in cahoots today! First Smart Mouth Broad with her Commemorative White House Christmas ornaments, and now 24 comes to the rescue with this book!
    Beloved is going to have a GREAT Christmas this year.
    Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!

  12. Jan

    OMG – my blogging buddies are in cahoots today! First Smart Mouth Broad with her Commemorative White House Christmas ornaments, and now 24 comes to the rescue with this book!
    Beloved is going to have a GREAT Christmas this year.
    Thank you, thank you thank you!!!!

  13. Donna in VA

    What an interesting book! My youngest son, the one who just got married, LOVES history and so does his young wife. I’ve never seen young people who preferred the History Channel over The Insider or Extra. It would make a great gift for them.

  14. Donna in VA

    What an interesting book! My youngest son, the one who just got married, LOVES history and so does his young wife. I’ve never seen young people who preferred the History Channel over The Insider or Extra. It would make a great gift for them.

  15. Donna in VA

    What an interesting book! My youngest son, the one who just got married, LOVES history and so does his young wife. I’ve never seen young people who preferred the History Channel over The Insider or Extra. It would make a great gift for them.

  16. Jenn in Tenn

    This is definitely something my husband would appreciate! Good gift idea, for sure!

  17. Jenn in Tenn

    This is definitely something my husband would appreciate! Good gift idea, for sure!

  18. Jenn in Tenn

    This is definitely something my husband would appreciate! Good gift idea, for sure!

  19. Jenny in MN

    That is a great looking book! My son and I would LOVE sitting down and reading that together.
    And you are a nerd? hmm…. really? My 12 year old son proudly calls himself a nerd too – so I guess that is now a fun way to say you are really COOL. 🙂 Have a great day and hope you have less pain today!

  20. Jenny in MN

    That is a great looking book! My son and I would LOVE sitting down and reading that together.
    And you are a nerd? hmm…. really? My 12 year old son proudly calls himself a nerd too – so I guess that is now a fun way to say you are really COOL. 🙂 Have a great day and hope you have less pain today!

  21. Jenny in MN

    That is a great looking book! My son and I would LOVE sitting down and reading that together.
    And you are a nerd? hmm…. really? My 12 year old son proudly calls himself a nerd too – so I guess that is now a fun way to say you are really COOL. 🙂 Have a great day and hope you have less pain today!

  22. Margie Smith

    I would love to have this book. Please random generator, pick me.

  23. Margie Smith

    I would love to have this book. Please random generator, pick me.

  24. Margie Smith

    I would love to have this book. Please random generator, pick me.

  25. Mike

    I want it. I’ll buy it if I don’t win it, but I’m going to win it. I just know it.

  26. Mike

    I want it. I’ll buy it if I don’t win it, but I’m going to win it. I just know it.

  27. Mike

    I want it. I’ll buy it if I don’t win it, but I’m going to win it. I just know it.

  28. Lorna E

    I know just the right person who would love this book! If I don’t win, I may be ordering it tomorrow. Thanks (again) for your generosity.

  29. Lorna E

    I know just the right person who would love this book! If I don’t win, I may be ordering it tomorrow. Thanks (again) for your generosity.

  30. Lorna E

    I know just the right person who would love this book! If I don’t win, I may be ordering it tomorrow. Thanks (again) for your generosity.

  31. Maura

    I gotta say that is an awesome gift idea. I think ill be buying it for someone, even if I don’t win.

  32. Maura

    I gotta say that is an awesome gift idea. I think ill be buying it for someone, even if I don’t win.

  33. Maura

    I gotta say that is an awesome gift idea. I think ill be buying it for someone, even if I don’t win.

  34. WebSavyMom

    –>This book would so appeal to my ability to remember random dates and facts in history. I would LOVE IT.
    ~deb

  35. WebSavyMom

    –>This book would so appeal to my ability to remember random dates and facts in history. I would LOVE IT.
    ~deb

  36. WebSavyMom

    –>This book would so appeal to my ability to remember random dates and facts in history. I would LOVE IT.
    ~deb

  37. michele

    Hope your son is feeling better and your arm as well.

  38. michele

    Hope your son is feeling better and your arm as well.

  39. michele

    Hope your son is feeling better and your arm as well.

  40. Iowagirl

    What a great gift idea! Since I never win anything (I just don’t have good luck, LOL), I will plan to buy it! 🙂

  41. Iowagirl

    What a great gift idea! Since I never win anything (I just don’t have good luck, LOL), I will plan to buy it! 🙂

  42. Iowagirl

    What a great gift idea! Since I never win anything (I just don’t have good luck, LOL), I will plan to buy it! 🙂

  43. angi

    My boyfriend would LOVE this book. I figured I’d better try to get it for him. 🙂 If this fails, I suppose I’ll go check Amazon. Thanks for the gift idea. I hope I win.

  44. angi

    My boyfriend would LOVE this book. I figured I’d better try to get it for him. 🙂 If this fails, I suppose I’ll go check Amazon. Thanks for the gift idea. I hope I win.

  45. angi

    My boyfriend would LOVE this book. I figured I’d better try to get it for him. 🙂 If this fails, I suppose I’ll go check Amazon. Thanks for the gift idea. I hope I win.

  46. Karen

    Love this book, it looks so interesting. If I don’t win, this is a great idea for a present to buy for myself. Thanks

  47. Karen

    Love this book, it looks so interesting. If I don’t win, this is a great idea for a present to buy for myself. Thanks

  48. Karen

    Love this book, it looks so interesting. If I don’t win, this is a great idea for a present to buy for myself. Thanks

  49. Asmita

    My dad would love this book. Reading newspapers has been his early morning ritual since I can remember.

  50. Asmita

    My dad would love this book. Reading newspapers has been his early morning ritual since I can remember.

  51. Asmita

    My dad would love this book. Reading newspapers has been his early morning ritual since I can remember.

  52. Kristan

    Oh man, 24 you may have just saved me. I couldn’t think what to get my Dad for Xmas, and this might be perfect! Of course I’d love to win it, but if I don’t, I may just buy it anyway…

  53. Kristan

    Oh man, 24 you may have just saved me. I couldn’t think what to get my Dad for Xmas, and this might be perfect! Of course I’d love to win it, but if I don’t, I may just buy it anyway…

  54. Kristan

    Oh man, 24 you may have just saved me. I couldn’t think what to get my Dad for Xmas, and this might be perfect! Of course I’d love to win it, but if I don’t, I may just buy it anyway…

  55. Dana

    This would be the best xmas gift for my BIL. Great idea!

  56. Dana

    This would be the best xmas gift for my BIL. Great idea!

  57. Dana

    This would be the best xmas gift for my BIL. Great idea!

  58. Redneck Mommy

    Not that I will win, but damn I covet that book. My inner (and former) journalist gets all excited at the thought.

  59. Redneck Mommy

    Not that I will win, but damn I covet that book. My inner (and former) journalist gets all excited at the thought.

  60. Redneck Mommy

    Not that I will win, but damn I covet that book. My inner (and former) journalist gets all excited at the thought.

  61. Erin

    pick me…pick me.
    i never win any of these bloggie giveaways.
    and i am a voracious reader.
    have a wonderful day 🙂

  62. Erin

    pick me…pick me.
    i never win any of these bloggie giveaways.
    and i am a voracious reader.
    have a wonderful day 🙂

  63. Erin

    pick me…pick me.
    i never win any of these bloggie giveaways.
    and i am a voracious reader.
    have a wonderful day 🙂

  64. NGS

    I typed that last comment and the cat came and meowed at the computer screen. I take that to mean she wanted me to enter again. So I did. I always listen to the cat.

  65. NGS

    I typed that last comment and the cat came and meowed at the computer screen. I take that to mean she wanted me to enter again. So I did. I always listen to the cat.

  66. NGS

    I typed that last comment and the cat came and meowed at the computer screen. I take that to mean she wanted me to enter again. So I did. I always listen to the cat.

  67. Linda Tustin

    Wow- Lots of posts. multiples too! I am sure I won’t win- but it would be a great gift for my Dad or my Husband or my Brother in Law (actually both my BILs) so if you pick me I’ll only have to buy 3!
    (((hugs 24- love your blog)))))

  68. Linda Tustin

    Wow- Lots of posts. multiples too! I am sure I won’t win- but it would be a great gift for my Dad or my Husband or my Brother in Law (actually both my BILs) so if you pick me I’ll only have to buy 3!
    (((hugs 24- love your blog)))))

  69. Linda Tustin

    Wow- Lots of posts. multiples too! I am sure I won’t win- but it would be a great gift for my Dad or my Husband or my Brother in Law (actually both my BILs) so if you pick me I’ll only have to buy 3!
    (((hugs 24- love your blog)))))

  70. LPC

    I lived in New York for five years. Read the Times for the next 20. I imagine I would see my entire life laid out between the lines. Yes, I want it.

  71. LPC

    I lived in New York for five years. Read the Times for the next 20. I imagine I would see my entire life laid out between the lines. Yes, I want it.

  72. LPC

    I lived in New York for five years. Read the Times for the next 20. I imagine I would see my entire life laid out between the lines. Yes, I want it.

  73. Alan

    Aaaaaand now you’re ready to turn your security back on, right? LOL

  74. Alan

    Aaaaaand now you’re ready to turn your security back on, right? LOL

  75. Alan

    Aaaaaand now you’re ready to turn your security back on, right? LOL

  76. jen

    ooooh, I love it! I’m such an information and book nerd, this would be so fascinating. I might have to get one for my journalist friend.

  77. jen

    ooooh, I love it! I’m such an information and book nerd, this would be so fascinating. I might have to get one for my journalist friend.

  78. jen

    ooooh, I love it! I’m such an information and book nerd, this would be so fascinating. I might have to get one for my journalist friend.

  79. Yvette (Lo's Mom)

    My husband (Lo’s father) would LOVE this book. How bout it?

  80. Yvette (Lo's Mom)

    My husband (Lo’s father) would LOVE this book. How bout it?

  81. Yvette (Lo's Mom)

    My husband (Lo’s father) would LOVE this book. How bout it?

  82. Yvette (Lo's Mom)

    My husband (Lo’s father) would LOVE this book. How bout it?

  83. Yvette (Lo's Mom)

    My husband (Lo’s father) would LOVE this book. How bout it?

  84. Yvette (Lo's Mom)

    My husband (Lo’s father) would LOVE this book. How bout it?

  85. Emily

    WOW, thanks for the great idea! I have been struggling with one gift, and this will be it!

  86. Emily

    WOW, thanks for the great idea! I have been struggling with one gift, and this will be it!

  87. Emily

    WOW, thanks for the great idea! I have been struggling with one gift, and this will be it!

  88. Sandra

    Okay duh, needed to hit the >next button under your comments. Yes, I was born blond, why do you ask?

  89. Sandra

    Okay duh, needed to hit the >next button under your comments. Yes, I was born blond, why do you ask?

  90. Sandra

    Okay duh, needed to hit the >next button under your comments. Yes, I was born blond, why do you ask?

  91. Laura

    What a great book idea! If i don’t win the contest, i will be sure to pick one up for my dad!

  92. Laura

    What a great book idea! If i don’t win the contest, i will be sure to pick one up for my dad!

  93. Laura

    What a great book idea! If i don’t win the contest, i will be sure to pick one up for my dad!

  94. Issa

    Ohhh that is just the type of book that I adore.
    Sadly, I’d try and read it all at once. ha.

  95. Issa

    Ohhh that is just the type of book that I adore.
    Sadly, I’d try and read it all at once. ha.

  96. Issa

    Ohhh that is just the type of book that I adore.
    Sadly, I’d try and read it all at once. ha.

  97. Chris

    My husband is a nerd too and would love soemthign like that in his collection.

  98. Chris

    My husband is a nerd too and would love soemthign like that in his collection.

  99. Chris

    My husband is a nerd too and would love soemthign like that in his collection.

  100. Chris

    My kids are readers too, but I do not think they are old enoug to read that book, but I could read it to them and teach them history at the same time…

  101. Chris

    My kids are readers too, but I do not think they are old enoug to read that book, but I could read it to them and teach them history at the same time…

  102. Chris

    My kids are readers too, but I do not think they are old enoug to read that book, but I could read it to them and teach them history at the same time…

  103. Chris

    You are very generous to be giving this away no strings attached

  104. Chris

    You are very generous to be giving this away no strings attached

  105. Chris

    You are very generous to be giving this away no strings attached

  106. Chris

    But your humor and snarkiness are why I come back daily to read your blog 🙂

  107. Chris

    But your humor and snarkiness are why I come back daily to read your blog 🙂

  108. Chris

    But your humor and snarkiness are why I come back daily to read your blog 🙂

  109. Stacey

    That’s a great idea for the Captain! Hooray for the Internet – thinking so I don’t have to!

  110. Stacey

    That’s a great idea for the Captain! Hooray for the Internet – thinking so I don’t have to!

  111. Stacey

    That’s a great idea for the Captain! Hooray for the Internet – thinking so I don’t have to!

  112. Jane

    My daughter is such a history buff, she would LUV that book! I’m in! Thanks and love your blog!

  113. Jane

    My daughter is such a history buff, she would LUV that book! I’m in! Thanks and love your blog!

  114. Jane

    My daughter is such a history buff, she would LUV that book! I’m in! Thanks and love your blog!

  115. BarbaraB

    I would LOVE reading this book! This is the kind of book that just keeps on giving! AND LEARNING!

  116. BarbaraB

    I would LOVE reading this book! This is the kind of book that just keeps on giving! AND LEARNING!

  117. BarbaraB

    I would LOVE reading this book! This is the kind of book that just keeps on giving! AND LEARNING!

  118. dogmother

    I want it…it’s perfect! If I don’t win it, thanks for the idea!

  119. dogmother

    I want it…it’s perfect! If I don’t win it, thanks for the idea!

  120. dogmother

    I want it…it’s perfect! If I don’t win it, thanks for the idea!

  121. Suzi

    I think Amazon should pay you for this post. I can just imagine the incoming traffic they will have for those that don’t win. LOL

  122. Suzi

    I think Amazon should pay you for this post. I can just imagine the incoming traffic they will have for those that don’t win. LOL

  123. Suzi

    I think Amazon should pay you for this post. I can just imagine the incoming traffic they will have for those that don’t win. LOL

  124. witchypoo

    A book? For me? You shouldn’t have. The shipping on that heavy puppy will be horrendous. But thank you.

  125. witchypoo

    A book? For me? You shouldn’t have. The shipping on that heavy puppy will be horrendous. But thank you.

  126. witchypoo

    A book? For me? You shouldn’t have. The shipping on that heavy puppy will be horrendous. But thank you.

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