Explore the fascinating and disturbing ways that American death and violence have been glorified and commodified in popular culture with this irreverent and witty road trip. From the locations of politically motivated murders to the making of the Lincoln Memorial, the author takes us on a journey filled with humor, honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. Along the way, we encounter mummies, show tunes, and even a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult. This travelogue is not only informative but also a disturbing and entertaining exploration of loss and violence in American history.
2020-09-19T19:48:02.000Z@scottsigler If you need something to make you laugh while learning, look at Sarah Vowell’s books. I’d start w/ "Assassination Vacation." Bill Bryson many be too narrative for your needs, but I enjoyed “In a Sunburned Country” & “A short history of nearly everything” is on my TBR list. – source