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Assassination Vacation [ABRIDGED]

Категория: Modern Prose/ Poetry (English), Audiobooks (English)

Assassination Vacation [ABRIDGED]

Author: Sarah Vowell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Genre: american history, humor
Date: 2005
Duration: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Reader: Conan O'Brien , Stephen King , Dave Eggers , Jon Stewart , more
Quality: 64 Кбит/с
Size: 207 mb
Format: mp3
Language: English

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 how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and--the author's favorite--historical tourism. Though the themes of loss and violence are explored and we make detours to see how the Republican Party became the Republican Party, there are lighter diversions into the lives of the three presidents and their assassins, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, and a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult.

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Автор(ы): Sarah Vowell

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