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Assassination vacation

Author: Sarah Vowell
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Part memoir, part meditation, Vowell offers readers a roadmap that illuminates the myriad ways in which political assassinations have altered and shaped our nation's history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Sarah Vowell; Sarah Vowell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Vowell
ISBN: 074326004X 9780743260046 0743260031 9780743260039
OCLC Number: 145608694
Awards: Short-listed for Green Mountain Book Award 2009
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Vowell.
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ASSASSINATION VACATION finds Sarah Vowell further honing her trademark style, this time out she offers readers a roadmap that illuminates as never before the pit stops of American presidential  Read more...

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