Book meme

Kirsten tagged me, so here it be:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)

“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I just put this down to do some ego-surfing of my blog stats & found the tag from K.

Find Page 123.

Find the first 5 sentences.

Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William H. Steward, determines that it would be a mistake to oppose the coming (Civil) war sheerly for political reasons. Sounds familiar….

Post the next 3 sentences.

Back in Ohio, Salmon Chase told the abolitionist Gerrit Smith that he “would not have engaged in” the war, but in public he muted his opposition. For Chase was caught in a political dilemma. On the one hand, his antislavery allies in the liberty Party were strongly against the war. (Pretty sexy stuff, eh?)

Tag 5 people.

Gringo Noir, Tex, Jenn, CineRobot, and Brint.

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One Comment on “Book meme”

  1. Kirsten Says:

    Thanks for playing!

    Sounds like an interesting book, though I think it’ll go on the “after grad school” list.

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