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 unearths the pivotal position in American background performed by way of its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.
From colonization and revolution to global Wars and international hegemony, A Zombie’s historical past of the us tells the robust and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:
•The zombie bloodbath of eu colonists at Plymouth Rock
•The ugly killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by way of his fellow explorer William Clark
•The doomed security of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead
•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German fireplace by means of an undead Lt. Audie Murphy
•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and usually misplaced) zombies into space
•The anti-terrorist software to prevent the weaponization of the zombie virus
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