Book Review of Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
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Sarah Vowell is now one of my all-time favorite authors! I absolutely adored Assassination Vacation, which surprised me a little, considering the subject matter was not of particular interest to me. Sarah has a way of making you passionate about what she writes, with her off-beat enthusiasm and wit.

I love a good travelogue, but this book has so much more to offer! Assassination Vacation is chock-full of bizarre historical tidbits, combined with Sarahs hilarious perspectives on history as well as her travels, retracing the steps of three past presidents (Lincoln, Garfield & McKinley) and their assassins. Sarah also offers a bonus chapter at the end of the book, focusing on the presidential bad-luck charm who was Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincolns son. (He happened to be nearby or present at all three of the assassinations.)

Ive already ordered Take the Canolli another of her books. Im excited to read Radio On and The Partly Cloudy Patriot also by Sarah Vowell.