Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Why not?
Jefferson never wore a uniform in his life; Jackson was an excellent general who achieved national fame for his smashing victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. (It was, however, a militarily inconsequential victory, as the peace treaty had already been signed.) Most of all, Jefferson had been born rich and was cavailier, at best, about money. Jackson had been born very poor.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of it and the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag three people

I tag the disenfranchised, all you as yet untagged! And add this twist:

7. If not clearly stated, name the book chosen by the person who tagged you.

It's Dune by Frank Herbert.

And yes, 'Empire of Wealth was the first book my hand found, reaching down.

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