Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2005
ISBN: 9780743590297
0743590295
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book

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AL_ALYSONC Jan 06, 2017

I am not much of a nonfiction reader, but Sarah Vowell is always an exception. I love learning and laughing at the same time. The book and the audio are fantastic. Immerse yourself in her fascination with history!

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Anneatthelibrary
Oct 14, 2013

I liked this book on CD so much I ended up buying my own copy. If you are a history nerd or just an interested bystander as it were, she takes us on a vacation to the assassination spots of our first three assassinated presidents and the people who killed them. Her personal experiences getting there (she does not drive) and the friends and family who she takes along for the ride are very funny to listen to.

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JCLRachelSH
Aug 07, 2013

For the brainy set, I can’t think of a better first audiobook experience than Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation. I go weak in the knees for non-fiction, humor, and first-person narrative, making Sarah a triple threat and me the cheapest audiobook date ever. How adorably nerdy is she for planning a road trip vacation to sites of presidential assassinations? Interspersed are smart-alecky anecdotes about the free-love, cultish origins of the Oneida silverware company, and Important Observations about Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins musical. And you can always count on Sarah for a well-placed Brady Bunch reference. But no matter how hard she tries, her deadpan voice and glib humor will never mask Sarah Vowell's enduring love of country and civic pride.

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LFMatuszewich Apr 21, 2013

Has such a political bias that I did not finish beyond the first 10%, even though I tried a second and third time.

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