The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book Title: Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of Vietnam by Steve Sheinkin
Prologue: They came to California to ruin a man. Not kill him, not literally. But the next best thing.Friday 56:
When the marines first arrived at Da Nang, the orders had been clear: 'The U.S. Marine Force will not, repeat, will not, engage in day-to-day actions against the Viet Cong.' That lasted three weeks.Comments: I was in high school when President Nixon had to resign due to Watergate. I remember hearing something about Daniel Ellsberg but didn't really pay attention to what he had to do with Nixon, the Vietnam war, or the Pentagon Papers. This book is fascinating and infuriating as it tells about how Daniel Ellsberg leaked the papers, The Secret History of Vietnam, now known as the Pentagon Papers which helped bring about the end of the war and the end of Nixon. The book is excellent. I learned a lot about information I should have known much more about.