Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
Author: Sarah Vowell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-04-04
ISBN: 0743282531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assassination Vacation Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s This American Life Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on 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. From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. We learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln (present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and witness the politicking that went into the making of the Lincoln Memorial. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue—it is the disturbing and fascinating story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and—the author’s favorite—historical tourism. Though the themes of loss and violence are explored and we make detours to see how the Republican Party became the Republican Party, there are all kinds of lighter diversions along the way into the lives of the three presidents and their assassins, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, and a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult.

The Housewife Assassin s Assassination Vacation Planner

The Housewife Assassin   s Assassination Vacation Planner
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN: 1970093145
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Assassination Vacation Planner Book Excerpt:

IN THE 20TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: The clock is ticking as housewife assassin Donna Craig and her husband and mission partner Jack, race across the world to stop the assassinations of seven world leaders.

Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
Author: Sarah Vowell
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-02-06
ISBN: 9780743260046
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assassination Vacation Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on 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. From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. We learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln (present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and witness the politicking that went into the making of the Lincoln Memorial. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue -- it is the disturbing and fascinating story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and -- the author's favorite -- historical tourism. Though the themes of loss and violence are explored and we make detours to see how the Republican Party became the Republican Party, there are all kinds of lighter diversions along the way into the lives of the three presidents and their assassins, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, and a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult.

The Housewife Assassin s Vacation to Die For

The Housewife Assassin s Vacation to Die For
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN: 0974021466
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Vacation to Die For Book Excerpt:

An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him before it is unleashed on Fantasy island. But first they'll have to deal with a nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison dart-throwing pygmies. And you call this a vacation?

Kennedy Assassination

Kennedy Assassination
Author: Peter Knight
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-09-03
ISBN: 0748630333
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kennedy Assassination Book Excerpt:

November 22nd 1963, Dealey PlazaAs a seminal event in late twentieth-century American history, the Kennedy assassination has permeated the American and world consciousness in a wide variety of ways. It has long fascinated American writers, filmmakers and artists, and this book offers an authoritative critical introduction to the way the event has been constructed in a range of discourses.It looks at a variety of historical, political and cultural attempts to understand Kennedy's death. Representations include: journalism from the time; historical accounts and memoirs; official investigations, government reports and sociological inquiries; the huge number of conspiracy-minded interpretations; novels, plays and other works of literature; and the Zapruder footage, photography, avant-garde art, and Hollywood films.Considering the continuities and contradictions in how the event has been represented, the author focuses on how it has been seen through the lens of ideas about conspiracy, celebrity and violence. He also explores how the arguments about exactly what happened on 22 November 1963 have come to serve as a substitute way of debating the significance of Kennedy's legacy and the meaning of the 1960s more generally.Key Features:* presents information about the event itself, the cultural context of the period, and the consequences of the event* considers the ways in which the event has been represented in subsequent years in a variety of discourses* includes an annotated bibliography and 10 B&W illustrations.

President McKinley s Killer and the America He Left Behind

President McKinley s Killer and the America He Left Behind
Author: Jessica Gunderson
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 0756557186
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

President McKinley s Killer and the America He Left Behind Book Excerpt:

It should have been a grand day at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. President William McKinley shook hands with well-wishers who had lined up to meet their popular leader. But one man stepped forward with a pistol hidden under a handkerchief wrapped around his right hand. Two shots rang out, both striking McKinley in the abdomen. As the nation puzzled over the shooter and the ease of his crime, the president suffered for days before finally dying. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president, becoming the youngest person ever to hold the job. The country -- and the world -- would never be the same.

The Housewife Assassin s Horrorscope

The Housewife Assassin   s Horrorscope
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN: 1942052677
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Horrorscope Book Excerpt:

IN THE 18TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: As housewife assassin Donna Stone Craig’s life hangs in the balance, a deadly bet with the Grim Reaper brings forth a cavalcade of ghosts from her past: those whom she loved and lost, and those whose lives she took. Their sometimes chilling but always insightful points-of-view on Donna's life leave her with a few regrets, and at the same time grant her the redemption she needs to keep living. But first she must beat the Reaper at his own game.

The Housewife Assassin s Antisocial Media Tips

The Housewife Assassin   s Antisocial Media Tips
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN: 1970093218
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Antisocial Media Tips Book Excerpt:

IN THE 21TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: Donna and Jack are ready for their close-ups as fake-famous overnight sensations in order to expose who among several very popular social media influencers is passing U.S. state secrets to foreign agents.

The Housewife Assassin s Killer Christmas Tips

The Housewife Assassin s Killer Christmas Tips
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-11-24
ISBN: 0974021474
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Killer Christmas Tips Book Excerpt:

'Tis the season for mistletoe...and murder! There will be no peace on Earth if Donna doesn't find a shipping container filled with heat-seeking missiles!

The Housewife Assassin s Ghost Protocol

The Housewife Assassin   s Ghost Protocol
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1942052545
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Ghost Protocol Book Excerpt:

IN THE 13TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: Housewife assassin Donna Stone's mission: go under deep cover in order to investigate the resurrection of known terrorists where were thought to be long dead and buried.

The Housewife Assassin s Killer App

The Housewife Assassin s Killer App
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN: 098955886X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Killer App Book Excerpt:

In order to flush out an internationally renowned hacker who is wreaking havoc with top secret documents inside the United States' Intelligence Community's secured database, housewife assassin Donna Stone infiltrates three very successful high tech corporations, including an interactive game start-up with an avatar on the deadliest mission of all: kill Donna.

The Housewife Assassin s Deadly Dossier

The Housewife Assassin   s Deadly Dossier
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN: 0989558851
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Deadly Dossier Book Excerpt:

IN THE 15TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: In this full-length prequel to the series, Acme Industries' black-ops agent, Jack Craig, is tasked with investigating the mysterious death of his organization's most prolific hit man, Carl Stone--only to fall in love the the dead man's wife, Donna: a woman he must never contact, but who may hold the key to her husband's disappearance. When Acme approaches Donna to join the organization as an assassin, Jack takes on an undercover mission that will change both their lives forever.

The Housewife Assassin s Hot Holiday 3 Book Bundle

The Housewife Assassin   s Hot Holiday 3 Book Bundle
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 1942052472
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Hot Holiday 3 Book Bundle Book Excerpt:

These three full-length novels are the perfect introduction to THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES--and also the perfect stocking stuffer for the reader who loves murder, suspense, sex -- and some handy household tips THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK (Book 1) Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one, and it happens to be government-sanctions. But when terrorism hits close to home, espionage makes for strange bedfellows -- and brings new meaning to the old adage, "Honey, I'm home..." THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING (Book 2) On Donna's to-do list: First, exterminate a rogue operative out to assassinate the newly elected Russian President. Next: file for divorce! THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S KILLER CHRISTMAS TIPS (Book 3) 'Tis the season for mistletoe...and murder! There will be no peace on Earth if Donna doesn't find a shipping container filled with heat-seeking missiles! Always on the lookout for a great mystery, thriller, or suspense novel with fun biting racy humor? If you enjoy Janet Evanovich, Chelsea Field, or Jana Deleon, check out all the Housewife Assassin Mystery series books.

The Housewife Assassin s Relationship Survival Guide

The Housewife Assassin s Relationship Survival Guide
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-04-05
ISBN: 0974021458
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Relationship Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

London. Paris. Guantánamo Bay. Donna Stone is looking for love--and terrorists--in all the wrong places. Worse yet, an old flame gets in the way of Donna's chance for true love. But she doesn't cry. She gets even.

The Housewife Assassin s Hollywood Scream Play

The Housewife Assassin s Hollywood Scream Play
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 0989558843
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Hollywood Scream Play Book Excerpt:

Lights, cameras and non-stop action! When Donna and Jack are placed on Interpol's Most Wanted list, they go on the lam by accepting an offer to act as espionage experts on a movie set.

The Housewife Assassin s Terrorist TV Guide

The Housewife Assassin   s Terrorist TV Guide
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-12-09
ISBN: 194205260X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Terrorist TV Guide Book Excerpt:

IN THE 14TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: Housewife assassin Donna Stone's mission: go under deep cover in order to investigate the resurrection of known terrorists where were thought to be long dead and buried.

The Housewife Assassin s Recipes for Disaster

The Housewife Assassin s Recipes for Disaster
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 0989558835
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Recipes for Disaster Book Excerpt:

Donna must stop the assassinations of both US political parties' presidential candidates. But when she discovers she has a long-term vendetta with one of the targets, can she put aside her animosity long enough to save the candidate's life?

The Housewife Assassin s Husband Hunting Hints

The Housewife Assassin   s Husband Hunting Hints
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1942052359
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Husband Hunting Hints Book Excerpt:

IN THE 12TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: There is only one way for housewife assassin Donna Stone to save her husband and mission leader, Jack Craig, from torture and termination: become a traitor and act as a double agent for the terrorist organization known as the Quorum.

The Housewife Assassin s Fourth Estate Sale

The Housewife Assassin   s Fourth Estate Sale
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-02-17
ISBN: 0974021490
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Fourth Estate Sale Book Excerpt:

IN THE 17TH NOVEL OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES: Donna and Jack must infiltrate a major media conglomerate's newspaper, television, and radio divisions in order to stop a foreign state's covert attempt to initiate a global war.

The Housewife Assassin s Killer 2 Book Set

The Housewife Assassin   s Killer 2 Book Set
Author: Josie Brown
Publsiher: Signal Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 0989558827
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Housewife Assassin s Killer 2 Book Set Book Excerpt:

OWN THEM TOGETHER! Book 1: The Housewife Assassin's Handbook / Book 2: The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing Murder, suspense, sex--and some handy household tips. "Secrets, sex, money and scandal! Josie Brown is truly entertaining reading." -- Jackie Collins IN BOOK 1: THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK: - EVERY DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE WANTS AN ALIAS: Donna Stone has one...and it happens to be government-sanctioned. - BUT DONNA EARNED IT THE HARD WAY: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. - TO AVENGE HER HUSBAND'S MURDER: Donna leads a secret life: as an assassin. - BUT ESPIONAGE MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: And brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home..." IN BOOK 2, THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING - HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN DONNA STONE'S MISSION: Stop a rogue operative before he assassinates the newly-elected Russian president -- on US soil! - DONNA WANTS A DIVORCE: But first she's got to serve a summons to a deadbeat dad... who's also a terrorist! - AS FOR DONNA'S LOVE LIFE: Turns out the spy who loves her has a bombshell secret of his own...