The Resource Assassination vacation, Sarah Vowell, (electronic resource)

Assassination vacation, Sarah Vowell, (electronic resource)

Label
Assassination vacation
Title
Assassination vacation
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Vowell
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Language
eng
Summary
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 lighter diversions 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
973/.09/9
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other
PerformerNote
Read by the author, with special guests: Brad Bird, Eric Bogosian, Dave Eggers, Greg Giraldo, Daniel Handler, Catherine Keener, Stephen King, Tony Kushner, Conan O'Brien, David Rakoff, Jon Stewart
Target audience
adult
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Assassination vacation, Sarah Vowell, (electronic resource)
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Assassination vacation, Sarah Vowell, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11752418
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Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (420 min.))
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Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
digital.
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unknown
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11752418
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  • (Sirsi) MWT11752418
  • MWT11752418
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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