Sunday, April 18, 2004
This looked fun, so I grabbed the nearest book in accord with these instructions:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
which is Thomas Fleming's "The New Dealers' War" and found:
The chief topic they discussed was how to make sure, in Stimson's words, Japan "fired the first shot."
The context is a discussion among President Roosevelt and some cabinet officers on how to complete goading Japan into starting the Pacific War.
Robin 10:06 PM