“Sacré-sacré-sacré-sacré-sacré Charlemagne…”

My Paralyzed Veterans of America fundraiser is still on. It’s simple: If you make a donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America, I send you a free hardcover copy of Becoming Charlemagne.

What are you waiting for? All the details are here. At the time of this posting, I have only four books left. Snag ’em while you can!

(If you don’t act now, I promise that you will be forever haunted by guilt in the form of France Gall singing “Sacré Charlemagne” to you over and over and over again.)

Remember, Charlemagne loved to swim, so the book is perfectly appropriate for the beach or the pool. Or, heck, you can force it on your teenager who’s planning to hike across Europe this summer. The book is free, the cause is good—and did I mention the book is free?

Please spread the word, and let’s raise a little more money for paralyzed veterans this week.

*** UPDATE: 25 June 2008, 12:00 p.m.:

All ten books have been claimed! I’ll post a final tally once I know how much everyone donated. If you’re feeling inspired, it’s never too late to make a donation to PVA: www.pva.org.

6 thoughts on ““Sacré-sacré-sacré-sacré-sacré Charlemagne…”

  1. Okay Jeff, I surrender.

    Do not send that ear worm my way.

    I will make a donation tomorrow along with one that I’ve been meaning to make to sponsor my cousin in a walk-a-thon for breast cancer.

    The guilt is too much to bear, and your threat of that curse is horrific.


  2. More seriously (and less embarassing and thus whispered in Latin), this offer to pay for postage- does it extend to the antipodes? I have been desirous of Becoming Charlemagne for ages, but I am a poor undergraduate on government funding. $10US is a bargain, but I don’t want to devour your bank account. I realise that academics are poor in this bitter world, and if someone on your continent/who can donate more wants a copy, I’m willing to go without.

    Jibber-jabber. Just let me know and I’ll click ‘next’ on this ‘donate $10 form’ that I have open over here.


  3. I couldn’t resist! I’ve donated and will email you my info.
    Thank you for supporting this wonderful organization.


  4. Hi Jeff,

    I wanted to do this yesterday, and this post convinced me. I’ve had your book written down in my to-read notebook for ages, but I could never get my hands on a copy. What a great way to finally make that happen. yay! (I found your blog through my friend Julie, who knew I wanted the book and linked you on her blog.)



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