Here is where : Discovering America's Great Forgotten History. / Andrew Carroll.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9780307463999 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
|Summary, etc.:|| Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll's eye-opening -- and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll's visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln's son was saved by the brother of Lincoln's assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events have unfolded and that we walk past every day, not realizing their significance? To answer that question, Carroll ultimately trekked to every region of the country -- by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, and kayak and on foot. Among the things he learned:Where in North America the oldest sample of human DNA was discovered Where America's deadliest maritime disaster took place, a calamity worse than the fate of the TitanicWhich virtually unknown American scientist...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown Archetype, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2485 KB).
Search for related items by subject