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7/05/2011

Teaser Tuesdays -- The Greater Journey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly book meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page along with the title & author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Ready for a tease? Here it is:

"As robust a walker as any of them was James Fenimore Cooper, who in earlier years had been known to walk from New York City all the way to his country home in Westchester County, a distance of twenty-five miles. No sooner had Cooper settled in Paris in 1826 than he decided to the entire circumference of the city on foot, taking with him an old friend, a retired American naval captain with the memorable name of Melancthon T. Woolsey, under whom Cooper had once served at sea."

From a glorious nonfiction book by David McCullough,
 The Greater Journey Americans in Paris.
What are you reading?
 

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Robust might be an understatement.
My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/teaser-tuesdays-my-teaser-is-from-the-secret-lives-of-the-four-wives.html

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Well that two teasers I have learned some thing new! Thank you! Enjoy!

Sassy Marsha said...

Ah, I spot two boxer babies!!

I know how you feel. We had to say goodbye to Kodak on 11/1/2010 and Hannah on 5/22/2009. I miss them everyday!

Sophie looks a little bit like both of them but boy she is a handful, LOL

Boxer kisses to Lailah from Sophie!

xxoo
Marsha

Cozy in Texas said...

Interesting.
Ann

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Oh, boy! And I thought my puny two to three mile walks were enough! :) I think the only time I've walked 25 miles at a stretch is during a walkathon! Thanks for sharing!

moo said...

Pooch~this is off topic, sort of. I am thinking of making a new book purchase. Have you read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand? I have read very favorable reviews...
Julie

Pooch said...

MOO--I've read excellent reviews for Laura Hillenbrand's new book. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think of it! Hope you're doing well.
:)

Lupie said...

I love David McCullough's work and must check out this book.
I enjoy reading James Patterson's Alex Cross books. I'm reading Killing Alex Cross.