Assassination Vacation

Vowell, Sarah

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Assassination Vacation
Part memoir, part meditation, Vowell offers readers a roadmap that illuminates the myriad ways in which political assassinations have altered and shaped our nation's history.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006, c2005
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. ed
ISBN: 074326004X
Branch Call Number: 973.099 V974a 2006
Characteristics: 258 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm


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Sep 16, 2013
  • JCLBeckyC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A history book for people who think they don't like history books. If you can, listen to the audio version featuring Sarah Vowell herself, along with Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, David Rakoff and others.

Apr 08, 2013
  • duffh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Informative, readable, brisk, funny, a little eccentric. Goes well shortly after seeing the movie Lincoln (2012).

Jan 04, 2012

Sarah Vowell's historical road trips are inspiring as well as entertaining. With its witty descriptions of historically significant sites in the U.S., this book almost works like a travel guide for "morbid looky-loos," as Vowell calls us, making the reader want to see and feel history for themselves-- with Sarah Vowell in tow, of course. WeAreSparacus/jdenn

Jul 28, 2011
  • abookandacuppa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Visiting the sites (and many plaques) connected to the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley, Sarah Vowell provides historical data with her characteristic dry wit. In my opinion, she is one of today's most gifted writers. Highly recommended!!!

Aug 05, 2010
  • superglu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sarah Vowell's books are funny, but her real humour comes accross in her readings, There is something about her deadpan delivery that just makes it work better.


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