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Here Lies America is a fast-paced, hilarious travel narrative in which Jason Cochran visits the major American tourism attractions that exist because something really horrible happened there. He romps through disaster zones, battlefields, terrorist attack sites—as long as it has a parking lot and a gift shop, he put it on the itinerary, no gravestone unturned. Along the wa ...more
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Published August 27th 2019 by Well Hall Books
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Ash Otterloo
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A brutally honest, fascinating, and interesting look at the origins of many beloved and infamous historical tourist traps in the US, exposing roots of racism, money-grabbing, and twists and turn through family history. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Jessica Henson
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Fascinating read that has you rethinking what you were taught in history class versus the often deeply hidden truth of how and why many of America's monuments came to be. Intertwined with his quest to uncover a piece of his own family history, Cochran immediately engages with a witty and sly delivery, and his compelling insight and love of quirky details makes for a fast and fun read. The surprises of what you thought you knew are numerous--and sometimes even jaw-dropping--as Cochran r ...more
Margaret
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a trusted travel writer, Jason now brings his love of history and it's true meaning into book form.
Weaving historical travel site vists with a long ago family mystery is cleverly done. I had no idea how some of these places came about and certainly never thought about hidden agendas, but the depth of digging (pardon the pun) Jason did is quite remarkable. HIs humor throughout the book takes away any thought that you are really learning facts about our country at the same time. This book defin
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Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Highly recommend for any history buffs out there!
Heather Jones
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Witty, truth telling about American history! It is thought provoking and I could not put it down. A must read!
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