Posted by: Karen | June 28, 2012

GUEST OF HONOR by Deborah Davis

Available now from Tantor Audio.

From the Publisher:

“In 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner at the executive mansion with the First Family. The next morning, news that the president had dined with a black man—and former slave—sent shock waves through the nation. Although African Americans had helped build the White House and had worked for most of the presidents, not a single one had ever been invited to dine there. Fueled by inflammatory newspaper articles, political cartoons, and even vulgar songs, the scandal escalated and threatened to topple two of America’s greatest men.

In this smart, accessible narrative, one seemingly ordinary dinner becomes a window onto post–Civil War American history and politics, and onto the lives of two dynamic men whose experiences and philosophies connect in unexpected ways. Deborah Davis also introduces dozens of other fascinating figures who have previously occupied the margins and footnotes of history, creating a lively and vastly entertaining book that reconfirms her place as one of our most talented popular historians.”

Listen to a sample here:

As part of Audiobook Week and Month, I am giving away a copy of the CD version of this audiobook.  To enter, just fill out the form below.  (18+, Continental US addresses only please.)  Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, July 2nd.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

Congratulations to the winner, Elizabeth H.!

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