A ‘Drift’ blurb challenge for you

The best read since they invented the alphabet.
The best read since they invented the alphabet.

As we mentioned last night, Rachel’s new book “Drift” is number one on the New York Times print hardcover nonfiction list (who-hooo!) and the reviews have been equally encouraging. For instance:

“In her hard-hitting debut, popular msnbc host Maddow examines how the country has lost control of its national-security policy…[Written with] humor and verve.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred)

So “Drift” is obviously a hit in the here and now but I can’t help wonder how this book would have been received in other time periods.  Like, maybe:

 ”A hit. A very palpable hit.” – William Shakespeare.

“So military overreach can hasten the decline of a mighty empire? I’ve never heard anything so preposterous.”  – Julius Caesar

 ”Curs’t of foulest deviltry and mischief. Repent thou, Massachusetts witch, and may thy sinful beliefs be caste into thee hazard!” – Salem Gazette

“Miss Maddow’s critics  insist on branding her a socialist. I do not think that word means what they think it means.” – Karl Marx

“About ‘Drift’ – listen up. All this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans traditionally love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost, and will never lose a war… because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.” – Gen. George S. Patton

Now it’s your turn – write us some historical blurbs for “Drift” and we’ll post the winners tomorrow. Enjoy!


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A 'Drift' blurb challenge for you