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.
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham
"He was the kind of man people noticed."
This is in reference to Thomas's father, Peter. He was strong with great endurance and owned a lot of land and slaves. The author notes it was a good time to be white and wealthy and male in America. (Of course, when was it ever not great to be those things?)