[bksvol-discuss] book recommendation

  • From: "Kellie Hartmann" <hart0421@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 12:32:55 -0500

Hi all,
I'm reading a book that I'm really enjoying, so I thought I'd share in case it 
appeals to anyone else. The book is called Assassination Vacation by Sarah 
Vowell. I'm reading it as a commercial audio book, but it's also available from 
Bookshare. It's an adventure in discovering history focused on the U.S. 
presidents who were assassinated while in office. I'm not especially interested 
in U.S. history most of the time--I've been taught it so repetitively and so 
conventionally that all the interest value has been squeezed out. But this book 
is reminding me that U.S. history is no less interesting than the history of 
anywhere else, meaning that it can be quite fascinating.  The book is an 
out-and-out celebration of general quirkiness with offbeat humor heavy on the 
irony and more tangents than your average trigonometry class.

And no, no one is paying me to write this review. <grin>
Happy reading,

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