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Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
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Oct 26, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, history-memory, non-fiction, would-rec, american-history
Read from October 26 to November 03, 2011 — I own a copy

i wish i had written this myself.

i love history and its quirks in a way that sarah vowell understands, which makes me feel less alone in the world. here's to the people who love plaques, and new york that is full of them.

it really is a joyous, entertainingly informative travel around pieces of american history. i have to say, i loved the stuff on mckinley - it makes all the crisis of masculinity stuff make so much more sense. (and the little tidbits about TR. so. good.)

seriously, read this. i will be picking up all her books soon. so good.

(i love writing that makes history fun and accessible and real and is quality history. did i mention she has a wicked sense of humor? because she does. and i love it.)

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Reading Progress

10/26/2011 page 98
38.0% "I LOVE THE TONE. so much. and presidential assassins! perfect!"
10/27/2011 page 119
46.0% "oh yay, on to garfield. though i think this is really the story of lincoln's oldest son . . ."
11/04/2011 page 219
85.0% "oh, mckinley. oh, sarah vowell. i love this book."
11/04/2011 page 219
85.0% ""there really id something speedier and hopped up and deep about the magnificently blabbermouth nature of friendship in New York" <3"

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