Assassination Vacation

Written By Sarah Vowell
Assassination Vacation
  • Publsiher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 06 February 2006
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 2/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Assassination Vacation written by Sarah Vowell which was release on 06 February 2006, this book published by Simon & Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. 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 all kinds of lighter diversions along the way 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.

Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-02-06
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious ...

Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-04-04
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s This American Life Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious ...

The Housewife Assassin s Assassination Vacation Planner

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  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-29
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : IN THE 20TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: The clock is ticking as housewife assassin Donna Craig and her husband and mission partner Jack, race across the world to stop the assassinations of seven world leaders....

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  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-14
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him before it is unleashed on Fantasy island. But first they'll have to deal with a nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison dart-throwing pygmies. And you call this a ...

The Housewife Assassin s Assassination Vacation Planner

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  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-20
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : Murder. Suspense. Romance. And some handy household tips.IN BOOK 20 OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: The clock is ticking as housewife assassin Donna Craig and her husband and mission partner Jack, race across the world to stop the assassinations of seven world leaders. PRAISE FOR JOSIE BROWN'S BOOKS:"Brown takes ...

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Assassination
  • Author : Brendan Powell Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament, author Brendan Powell Smith offers a new take on American history. For more than a decade, Smith has honed his masterful work using LEGO(R) to re-create scenes from ...

Kennedy Assassination

Kennedy Assassination
  • Author : Peter Knight
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-09-03
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : November 22nd 1963, Dealey PlazaAs a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American writers, filmmakers and artists, and this book offers an authoritative critical introduction to the way the event ...

President McKinley s Killer and the America He Left Behind

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  • Author : Jessica Gunderson
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : It should have been a grand day at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. President William McKinley shook hands with well-wishers who had lined up to meet their popular leader. But one man stepped forward with a pistol hidden under a handkerchief wrapped around his right hand. Two ...

The Housewife Assassin s Horrorscope

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  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : IN THE 18TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: As housewife assassin Donna Stone Craig’s life hangs in the balance, a deadly bet with the Grim Reaper brings forth a cavalcade of ghosts from her past: those whom she loved and lost, and those whose lives she took. Their ...

The Housewife Assassin s Ghost Protocol

The Housewife Assassin   s Ghost Protocol
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-07
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : IN THE 13TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: Housewife assassin Donna Stone's mission: go under deep cover in order to investigate the resurrection of known terrorists where were thought to be long dead and buried....

The Housewife Assassin s Killer App

The Housewife Assassin s Killer App
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : In order to flush out an internationally renowned hacker who is wreaking havoc with top secret documents inside the United States' Intelligence Community's secured database, housewife assassin Donna Stone infiltrates three very successful high tech corporations, including an interactive game start-up with an avatar on the deadliest mission of all: ...

The Housewife Assassin s Deadly Dossier

The Housewife Assassin   s Deadly Dossier
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : IN THE 15TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: In this full-length prequel to the series, Acme Industries' black-ops agent, Jack Craig, is tasked with investigating the mysterious death of his organization's most prolific hit man, Carl Stone--only to fall in love the the dead man's wife, Donna: a woman ...

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The Housewife Assassin   s Hot Holiday 3 Book Bundle
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-18
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : These three full-length novels are the perfect introduction to THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES--and also the perfect stocking stuffer for the reader who loves murder, suspense, sex -- and some handy household tips THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK (Book 1) Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one, and it happens ...

The Housewife Assassin s Relationship Survival Guide

The Housewife Assassin s Relationship Survival Guide
  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-05
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : London. Paris. Guantánamo Bay. Donna Stone is looking for love--and terrorists--in all the wrong places. Worse yet, an old flame gets in the way of Donna's chance for true love. But she doesn't cry. She gets even....

The Housewife Assassin s Hollywood Scream Play

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  • Author : Josie Brown
  • Publisher : Signal Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780743260046
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Summary : Lights, cameras and non-stop action! When Donna and Jack are placed on Interpol's Most Wanted list, they go on the lam by accepting an offer to act as espionage experts on a movie set....