Sunday, June 12, 2016

"Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences" June 2016 Book Giveaway

Thanks to author Matthew Christopher, The History Girl is offering two copies of his book, Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences. In order to be in the running, submit your name and e-mail address below!

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About the Book
Throughout the ages, mankind has been fascinated by the ruins of previous societies. The desire to gain a greater understanding of our past has driven archaeologists, artists, and scholars from across the world to study the vestiges of lifestyles that have vanished in an attempt to capture their mystique and beauty.

Originally intended as an examination of the rise and fall of the state hospital system, Matthew Christopher's Abandoned America rapidly grew to encompass derelict factories and industrial sites, schools, churches, power plants, hospitals, prisons, military installations, hotels, resorts, homes, and more. Through his collection of writing and photography, Christopher has spent the last decade documenting the ruins of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known: our own. Exploring sites like the charred remains of the Hotel Do De, the rusted cells of the Essex County Jail Annex, the sublime majesty of the Church of the Transfiguration, or the eerie and dilapidated remnants of the New Castle Elks Lodge, the work spans architectural treasures left to the elements and then all too often lost forever.

With 240 pages of beautiful photographs, a foreword by celebrated author James Howard Kunstler, and detailed historical background on each site, Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences is sure to captivate anyone with an interest in the modern ruins in our midst.

Rules
*One entry per person.
*Valid for all residents of the 50 United States of America, 13 years of age or older.
*Entries without a valid e-mail address are not eligible.
*Contest begins June 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm EST and ends June 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm EST.
*The winner will be chosen at random.
*The winner will be notified via e-mail on June 18, 2016 after 8:00 pm. The winner must respond with a mailing address within thirty-six (36) hours or another winner will be chosen.


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