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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Friday Quotes: Most Dangerous

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind 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

Book Beginnings:
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.

16 comments:

  1. I am on a nonfiction reading kick right now and this sounds like a good book to add to my list!

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    1. Ugh..blogger was giving me headaches this morning - this sounds like a great book - I definitely want to add it to my list.

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  3. Sounds like one my mother would love. I used to love books like this myself.

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/11/13/the-friday-56-85-the-captive-condition/

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  4. It has been a long time since I was in school and I am curious what they teach in school nowadays. I always felt it was filtered. If you really want to know, you have to seek out the answers for yourself.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

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  5. Th opening to this book sounds very ominous and I'm intrigued by it.

    Here’s my Book Beginnings post:
    https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/book-beginnings-13-november-in-real-life-by-jessica-love/

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  6. I remember those times pretty well, but the detailed ins and outs were blurry...I would enjoy this one! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  7. American history is something I don't know a lot about in detail but know the major events etc. I think it'd probably be good for me to dive into it a little bit more, especially now that I'm making more American friends! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday Post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. This sounds like a great informative book. We never covered the Vietnam war in history class at my school. I've always been really interested in that part of American history.

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  9. Sounds like a book that could make me sad and mad. You can find mine here... http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewsblogFTF

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  10. Wow.....what a beginning.

    Thanks for sharing. I hope you are enjoying the book.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  11. This sounds fascinating. While I know the basic outline of the story there is so much I don't know. I'll have to look for this one.

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  12. Sounds thrilling! Happy weekend!

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  13. This sounds like a very informative non-fiction book. Glad you enjoyed reading it! Happy weekend!

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  14. I have seen this around and been toying with the idea of giving it a try. The snippet sounds interesting though. Happy Weekend!

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