Joan’s September Recommendation

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell


“Sarah Vowell writes about her personal “pilgrimage” to sites dealing with the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. However, she turns this dark topic into something funny and quite interesting. This book is full of historical facts and interesting trivia about the presidents as well as those around them (for instance, she calls Robert Todd Lincoln “Jinxy-McDeath” because she connects him to all three murdered men). This book is  wonderful to read but even more entertaining to listen to. Vowell narrates with the help of some other famous names such as, Conan O’Brien, Stephen King, Jon Stewart and more.”

Read about it or request it from the library catalog.

You can find the regular book version of this title in the library at CALL # 973.099 VOW.


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