Americans were taught that their kingdom is civilized and humane. yet, too frequently, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.

—Howard Zinn

Shedding gentle on 500 years of suppression, this surprising exposé unearths the pivotal function in American historical past performed by means of its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to global Wars and worldwide hegemony, A Zombie’s heritage of the United States tells the strong and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie bloodbath of eu colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The grotesque killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by means of his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed safety of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German fireplace via an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and usually misplaced) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist application to forestall the weaponization of the zombie virus

Show description

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

Similar American History books

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York occasions publication Review), a newly up to date abridged variation of the prize-winning vintage paintings at the post-Civil struggle interval which formed glossy the United States. during this up to date version of the abridged Reconstruction, Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil struggle interval was once seen.

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

A distinct account of the main winning slave uprising in American history, now up-to-date with a brand new epilogue—from the award-winning writer of The Slave ShipIn this robust and hugely unique account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the Amistad rebellion for its real proponents: the enslaved Africans who risked dying to stake a declare for freedom.

When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

“A vivid, soaking up account of a quick interval in historical past that also resounds this present day. ” —Kirkus ReviewsBeautifully written and brilliantly argued, while the U.S. Spoke French deals a clean standpoint at the tumultuous years of the USA as a tender state, while the Atlantic world’s first republican experiments have been positioned to the attempt.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History

The paperback version of the recent York occasions Bestseller. this can be the little-known tale of ways a newly self sufficient kingdom was once challenged via 4 Muslim powers and what occurred while America's 3rd president determined to face as much as intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson turned president in 1801, the USA used to be deeply in debt and wanted its economic climate to develop fast, yet its service provider ships have been less than assault.

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

Show sample text content

Building on a prototype zombie bomb had long gone awry, zombinating the power and components of the encompassing zone (we now understand that the incident, the Black Creek Fallout, happened while a zombie bomb prototype by accident detonated in the course of construction). notwithstanding a catastrophe for the Russians, the incident was once taken as both disastrous for the US. This proven our worst fears… an infection projection in response to intelligence of Strategic Undead power state of affairs (S. U. C. S. ). The Russians had the Z-bomb. regardless of hysteria over the chances of Russia “zombing” manhattan urban or Washington, D. C. , Eisenhower remained staunchly opposed to the proliferation of weaponized zombie expertise. “It took our fathers and grandfathers and great-great-grandfathers thousands of years to dispose of the buggers; the Russians won’t make me deliver them back,” he supposedly informed his secretary of security, Charles Erwin Wilson. in reality, Eisenhower desired to cross as far as to spoil all of the ultimate zombies and samples of the zombie contagion nonetheless housed at castle lifeless. In a 1953 tv tackle to the yankee humans, Eisenhower alluded to this desire:Together we needs to the best way to compose distinction, no longer with the undead or with break up atoms, yet with mind and respectable goal. Disarmament and de-animation, with mutual honor and self assurance, is our carrying on with significant. whereas Eisenhower can have had the facility to maintain zombies out of Korea, he didn't own adequate authority to put off our zombie stockpiles. The last-recorded zombie come across within the wild had happened in 1944. Zombies have been all yet extinct. nearly all of our leaders, either civic and army, felt that lets no longer permit the Soviets to have the single zombies, as they'd without doubt be used opposed to us. Like nuclear bombs, zombies had turn into an unpleasant yet useful commodity. With the US and the Soviets enjoying will-they-or-won’t-they with the Z-bomb, the only upside used to be that zombies stayed out of the Vietnam clash up during the John F. Kennedy management. yet as combating persisted to extend in Vietnam, the strain was once directly to do anything. In December 1963, President Lyndon Johnson approved the production of the Council for Undead stories (CUS), which, regardless of its passive identify, used to be for all intents and reasons a reestablishment of undertaking Phantom. The CUS’s objective used to be to plan new different types of zombie battle outdoor of the Z-bomb. one other ZOMBIE PRESIDENT? fans of strange-but-true cosmic connections have lengthy beloved to debate the eerie hyperlinks among President Abraham Lincoln and President John F. Kennedy. Lincoln used to be elected to Congress in 1846; Kennedy was once elected to Congress in 1946. Lincoln used to be elected president in 1860; Kennedy used to be elected president in 1960. either have been shot on a Friday. Lincoln’s successor used to be Andrew Johnson, born in 1808; Kennedy’s successor was once Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908. Lincoln used to be shot within the head via a guy who believed the president used to be a Carrie—was an identical precise of Kennedy? a few modern conspiracy theorists think so, hypothesizing that Kennedy didn't aid utilizing zombies in battle out of sympathy for his undead brethren, and that this bought him terminated through enemies who needed to boost zombie involvement in Vietnam.

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 21 votes