Last Call for Maddow

Contest ends tonight

Last Call for Maddow

You only have a few more hours to enter to win a signed copy of Rachel Maddow's new book, Drift. Just sign up for the Newsdesk newsletter before midnight tonight over at, and we'll be drawing a winner soon.

For a little more about the contest, in case you're confused:

It should come as no surprise to regular Chronicle readers that we're big fans of books. So it seems completely sensible to us that those little bound volumes of pulp make good reader rewards: in this case, Rachel Maddow's just-published Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, an "epic and darkly farcical" look (according to New York Magazine's Frank Rich) at the nation's transition into one "weirdly at peace with perpetual war." Simply sign up for our Newsdesk newsletter – a once-a-week collection of our latest efforts, culled for your convenience by yours truly – to enter to win a copy signed by Maddow, and we'll select a winner on Friday, April 13. Only one lucky subscriber will take home the prize, but we like to think you're all winning a little inbox augmentation every Thursday morning.

To those of you who've already entered, we hope to have you in the system in time for next week's edition of the Newsdesk newsletter, and we're glad to have you aboard. Keep your eyes peeled to see if you get to take home the book.

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