Here Lies America: Buried Agendas & Family Secrets at the Tourist Sites Where Bad History Went Down

Jason Cochran (Author)
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Description

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 way, he takes a look at the motivations of the people who installed the monuments, and when he pauses to seek the meaning behind the early demise of one of his own ancestors, he uncovers a tragic race-based murder plot that had been buried for a century.

This is an American journey that could only be undertaken in our turbulent times, celebrating the absurd while surveying the country's teetering patriotic mythology from a healthy position on the margins. Jason chases newspaper clippings in dusty archives to inscriptions on rusty plaques to get to the truth, and in doing so, creates a moving miniature portrait of what it really means to be an American: what's "fact," what's "history," and what really matters.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Well Hall Books
Publish Date
August 29, 2019
Pages
412
Dimensions
5.51 X 0.92 X 8.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781544503653
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