A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA's Secret War on the Undead

A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre at Plymouth Rock to the CIA's Secret War on the Undead

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by Josh Miller
     
 

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Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

—Howard Zinn

Shedding light on 500 years of suppression, this shocking exposé reveals the pivotal role in American history played by its most invisible minority—zombies.

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Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.

—Howard Zinn

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 Zombie’s History of the United States tells the powerful and moving stories of this country’s 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

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569758601
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet 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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