Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: John Adams by David McCullough

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

John Adams by David McCullough

"Writing again, he stressed that the events of war are always uncertain. Then, paraphrasing a favorite line from the popular play Cato by Joseph Addison - a line that General Washington, too, would often call upon - Adams told her, "We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it."

I'm not sure where this is in the book. It's hard to do Teasers for an audio book. I've pulled this from the quotes list on Goodreads.


Arlee Bird said...

This seems like a book that I'd have to read rather than listen to since there is probably a lot to stop and think about.

Tossing It Out

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed John Adams. David McCullough has a way of telling history as if it was a novel.

Here are my thoughts on it: http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=16