Assassination Vacation

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 4, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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New York Times bestselling author of The Word 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.
 

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User Review  - TerriS - LibraryThing

I enjoy Sarah Vowell so I also enjoyed this book. It is her telling of her obsession with historical, esp. presidential, assassinations. In this book she tells all about the Lincoln, Garfield ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Book on CD read by the author and special guests I loved the premise of this nonfiction book. I have a nearly life-long fascination with murder and murderers. Vowell’s obsession is more specific to ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
21
Section 4
120
Section 5
123
Section 6
186
Section 7
189
Section 8
236
Section 9
239
Section 10
257
Section 11
259
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Page 26 - Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged.

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The Kennedy Assassination
Peter Knight
No preview available - 2007

About the author (2005)

Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor for public radio's This American Life and has written for Time, Esquire, GQ, Spin, Salon, McSweeneys, The Village Voice, and the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Radio On, Take the Cannoli, and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. She lives in New York City.

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