Assassination Vacation

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Click for availability and more information Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell

In this irreverent look at "historical tourism," our macabre itinerary includes the National Museum of Health and Medicine, where fragments of Lincoln's skull are on display and we learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln who was present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. The book jacket says it best: "A road trip like no other -- a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage."
-Jane

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