Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate

Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate

by Ginger Strand


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292757523
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/15/2014
Series: Discovering America , #2
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 334,937
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ginger Strand is the author of Inventing Niagara, a Border’s Original Voices choice, and Flight, a novel. Her nonfiction has appeared in many places, including Harper’s, OnEarth, The Believer, and Orion, where she is a contributing editor. She grew up mostly in Michigan and now lives in New York City, but spends a lot of time on the road.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Killer on the Road
  • Chapter 1: What a Mean World This Is
  • Chapter 2: Forklift
  • Chapter 3: The Cruelest Blow
  • Chapter 4: American Isolato
  • Chapter 5: Drive-by Truckers
  • Chapter 6: A Prayer for the Body Buried by the Interstate
  • Sources and Acknowledgments

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Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LaylaCD More than 1 year ago
The author makes some very interesting points and tells the tales of several serial killers who used the interstate highways in a compelling manner. However, she doesn't always develop her main theme, namely the role of the interstate highways and the reasons serial killers used them. Very worthwhile effort however, I read it cover to cover.
JPaul 11 months ago
Very interesting and informative read. The author intertwines the history and development of the U.S. interstate highway system and the dark underbelly of serial killings the author hypothesizes that go along with it. It is two stories in one that kept my absorption throughout the journey. I learned a great deal geographically as well. I highly recommend this book, and I will be interested in others in the Discovering America series.