Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, June 29 - The Condemnation of Little B

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page either in the comments below or on your own blog (give a link to your blog so we can check it out!)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser:


"In 1996 journalist Gary Webb produced a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News about a connection between crack cocaine in black America and covert operations of the CIA that should have triggered congressional investigations on the scale of Watergate.  There was, instead, a haunting silence, even on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus -- notwithstanding its idle threats or empty promises to "hold hearings," as echoed by Los Angeles congresswoman Maxine Waters and California senator Barbara Boxer, or the promise of then-director of the CIA John Deutch to order "investigations.'"

p. 163, The Condemnation of Little B by Elaine Brown


 
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