Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End by Scott W. Berg
"On the bright May afternoon in 1786 when his family would be shattered and the course of his newborn country forever altered, Mordecai Lincoln was fifteen years old."
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's father and uncles were involved in an Indian raid when they were children? Me either. Pretty fascinating.