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Assassination vacation [electronic resource]. Sarah Vowell.

Vowell, Sarah. (Author). Stewart, Jon. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780743590297 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2005.

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General Note: Abridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Jon Stewart.
Summary, etc.: Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other--a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. We learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln (present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and witness the politicking that went into the making of the Lincoln Memorial. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue--it is the disturbing and fascinating story of...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 206710 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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