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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
Author: Sarah Vowell
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743540049
ISBN-10: 0743540042
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Edition: Abridged
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
Vowell is a terrific writer, a real pleasure to read. I found the book very engaging and immediately recommended it to several friends.
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Helpful Score: 6
Vowell is a simply brilliant essayist. This book is a little less comedic and more history heavy than her other works, but no less enjoyable a read.
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Helpful Score: 5
I love the mixture of humor, history and vacation all in the same read
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Helpful Score: 5
I'm not usually big on travel books or on history, but Sarah Vowell's record of her pilgrimage to sites related to early US presidential assassinations has been one of the best books I've read this year. She has a very dry and sarcastic humor that actually comes through the page and without feeling patronizing. She actually makes me want to take a tour of DC to see all these places she's talking about.
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Helpful Score: 4
I grabbed this at a library sale, figuring that if it was bad, it was surely wishlisted. Anyways, I was very pleased to find that it was actually interesting, despite my lack of enthusiasm on the subject of American History. Yes, I am one of those people whom if you said "Garfield", I would think of the orange cat, but now I find I quite like the former president as well. Well worth the read as it's both informative and entertaining.
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