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.
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley Jr.
"Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind has its roots in that Sunday afternoon tradition of visits with the family."
A lot of Ms. Mitchell's interest in and original research into the Civil War was from hearing first-hand accounts of her elders as a child.