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ISBN: 9780743260046 - Assassination Vacation
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Assassination Vacation

Sarah Vowell

ISBN: 9780743260046
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd

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ASSASSINATION VACATION finds Sarah Vowell further honing her trademark style, this time out she offers readers a roadmap that illuminates as never before the pit stops of American presidential devastation.





Transporting us from Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to Key West, Vowell has crafted a narrative that is much more than a historical travelogue - it is the disturbing and mesmerising story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including film, literature, and - the author's favourite - historical tourism. Skilfully belying the undercurrents of loss and violence that course through her journey, Vowell injects a range of lighter detours along the way, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult - and exactly how Lincoln's Republican Party became Bush's Republican Party. Assassination Vacation is a fascinating, informative, and richly entertaining look at the myriad ways in which political assassinations have altered and shaped our nation's history.

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