JASON COCHRAN (@JasCochran) was twice awarded Guide Book of the Year by the Lowell Thomas Awards (Society of American Travel Writers) and once by the North American Travel Journalists Association. His books include "Here Lies America: Buried Agendas and Family Secrets at the Tourist Sites Where Bad History Went Down". His voice has reached millions of travelers, from the mid-1990s, when he wrote one of the world’s first travel blogs, to his familiarity as a commentator on CBS and for AOL, to his work today as editor-in-chief of Frommers.com and co-host of the Frommer Travel Show on WABC. He is an alum of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. www.JasonCochran.com.
Here Lies America: Buried Agendas and Family Secrets at the Tourist Sites Where Bad History Went Down
Jason Cochran takes us on a journey through disaster zones, battlefields, terrorist attack sites—as long as it has a parking lot and a gift shop, he put it on the itinerary, no gravestone unturned. From coast to coast, he unearths history that was manipulated with monuments, discovers people who subtly carved propaganda into stone from Arlington to Hollywood to the Times Square subway, and asks why some our country's most momentous sacrifices were all but erased from the landscape.
And when he pauses to find the spot where one of his own ancestors met an untimely demise, he unravels a tragic race-based murder plot that had remained buried for a century.