Sunday, April 13, 2008

Book Meme

Polski (blogroll) tagged me with a book meme.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you.

Nearest Book: Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989. By Michael Beschloss. One of the great presidential historians and some required reading if you are into U.S. presidents.

Post: At the White House, two weeks after Sherman's Atlanta victory, Lincoln learned that General Philip Sheridan had scoured Jubal Early's troops from Shenandoah. Chuckling at how his fortunes somersaulted, Lincoln said it looked as if "the people wanted me to stay here a little longer." A Lincoln man wrote him from Illinois, "The September victories have changed all, and as we reason here, your reelection is certain."

Tag whomever likes books.
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