I pre-ordered a copy of The History of the Medieval World from Amazon.com months ago, back when the book went into production (I always do this, just to keep tabs on availability). Today I get this:
Hello from Amazon.com.
We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on April 27 2009 (Order# 002-0268788-5901075). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:
Susan Wise Bauer “The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade”
Previous estimated arrival date: February 24 2010
New estimated arrival date: February 03 2010
If you have more questions about this order, you can e-mail or phone Customer Service by clicking the “Contact Us” button on the right side of any Help page (www.amazon.com/help).
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