By Josh Miller
“Americans were taught that their kingdom is civilized and humane. yet, too usually, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.”
Shedding gentle on 500 years of suppression, this surprising exposé finds the pivotal function in American heritage performed by means of its so much invisible minority—zombies.
From colonization and revolution to international Wars and worldwide hegemony, A Zombie’s background of the us tells the robust and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:
•The zombie bloodbath of ecu colonists at Plymouth Rock
•The grotesque killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by means of his fellow explorer William Clark
•The doomed safeguard of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead
•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German fireplace through an undead Lt. Audie Murphy
•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and frequently misplaced) zombies into space
•The anti-terrorist software to prevent the weaponization of the zombie virus
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