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A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA's Secret War on the Undeadby Joshua Miller
Synopses & Reviews
Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.”
Shedding light on 500 years of suppression, this shocking exposé reveals the pivotal role in American history played by its most invisible minority—zombies.
From colonization and revolution to World Wars and global hegemony, A Zombies History of the United States tells the powerful and moving stories of this countrys living-dead underclass, including:
The zombie massacre of European colonists at Plymouth Rock
The gruesome killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by his fellow explorer William Clark
The doomed defense of the Alamo against hordes of the attacking undead
The heroic, platoon-saving charge into a hail of German fire by an undead Lt. Audie Murphy
The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and often lost) zombies into space
The anti-terrorist program to stop the weaponization of the zombie virus
"This history book parody, allegedly 'a first step toward a renewed awareness and interest in zombie history,' is too straight-faced to be amusing. The shambling undead cannot resuscitate what amounts to a bland popular-history book; it rapidly begins reading like the old joke of adding 'in bed' after the proverb in a fortune cookie. We see George Washington with zombies, Lewis and Clark with zombies, abolition with zombies, and so on and so forth. Making light of slavery, Agent Orange, and AIDS is risky business, and this book verges on the offensive with its cavalier and distasteful treatment of such subjects. Some episodes are blatantly disrespectful, like the ballroom assassination of zombie-rights activist David Z (who preferred the term 'differently animated'). Concluding with recommendations to exterminate zombies entirely, or use them in place of animals for testing, and warning of the potential use of weaponized zombies in terrorism, the 'Zombie's History' reads like any other tiresome polemic...with zombies. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
This shocking expos reveals how zombies helped create America but were later victimized and eventually demonized by the "land of the free. It presents recently unclassified documents on heroic (and horrifying) zombie actions during the Civil War, World War II, and throughout American history.
About the Author
Worm Miller holds a doctorate in cultural zombology from the University of Minneapolis, where he teaches courses in zombie history. A Zombie's History of the United States is his first book. Miller lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.
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