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Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM By Andrew Carroll

The centerpiece of a major national campaign to indentify and preserve forgotten history, Here Is Where is acclaimed historian Andrew Carroll s fascinating journey of discovery in which he travels to each of America s fifty states and explores locations where remarkable individuals once lived or where the incredible or momentous occurred Sparking the idea for this audioboThe centerpiece of a major national campaign to indentify and preserve forgotten history, Here Is Where is acclaimed historian Andrew Carroll s fascinating journey of discovery in which he travels to each of America s fifty states and explores locations where remarkable individuals once lived or where the incredible or momentous occurred Sparking the idea for this audiobook was Carroll s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln s son was once saved by the brother of Lincoln s assassin Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events unfolded or where extraordinary men and women made their mark And then it came to him the idea of spotlighting great hidden history by traveling the length and breadth of the United States, searching for buried historical treasure In Here Is Where, Carroll drives, flies, boats, hikes, kayaks and trains into the past, and in so doing, uncovers stories that inspire thoughtful contemplation, occasional hilarity and often, awe Among the things we learn Where the oldest sample of DNA in North America was discovered Which obscure American scientist saved 400 million lives Which famous FBI agent was the brother of a notorious gangster Which cemetery contains one million graves but only one marked How a 14 year old boy invented television Featured prominently in Here Is Where are an abundance of firsts including the first elevator, the first modern anesthesia, the first cremation, and the first murder conviction based on forensic evidence , outrages from massacres, to forced sterilizations, to kidnappings and breakthroughs from the invention of the M 1 carbine to the recovery of the last existing sample of Spanish Flu to the building of the rocket that made possible space travel A profound reminder that the ground we walk is often the top sedimentary layer of amazing past events, Here Is Where represents just the first step in an ongoing project that will recruit citizen historians to preserve what should be remembered.
  • Title: Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
  • Author: Andrew Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780307750716
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Audio

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Ronald Roseborough Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
If any book cries out for an app, this book certainly does. The places visited in this book are ripe with history. They present a fascinating insight into the people and places in our country that are perhaps little known, yet full of meaning and importance. Who wouldn't want to see the place where John Wilkes Booth's brother, Edwin Booth, saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln? Do you think the Spanish Flu of 1918 that killed millions worldwide started in Spain? No, it fir [...]
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Caroline Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I picked this up because I, like Carroll, am a self-proclaimed history nut and it looked like a fun little romp through some forgotten episodes in America's history. 'Forgotten' is not perhaps the best word to use - if all the people and places mentioned in this book were truly forgotten, there would be no way for anyone, let alone the author, to know about them at all. 'Neglected' is perhaps a better term, or 'bypassed'.There's no great depth to this book, but it was a lively, engaging read, an [...]
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Martha Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
This is a charming review of people, places, and events in U.S. history that have been forgotten or misplaced or swept under the carpet because of embarrassing associations. The author's passion for his subject is contagious, the chapters are relatively short, and the information he presents is well organized. He's got a real talent for finding common threads in events and people that seem at first disparate. This is, no doubt, the result of the extensive research he did which led him from place [...]
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Paul Waibel Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I lived in Lynchburg, Virginia during the 1960s while in high school and college. I left after graduating from Lynchburg College in 1968. I returned eleven years later for a brief four years. During those four years I discovered things about Lynchburg's history that I was unaware of while living there in the sixties.I did not know, for example, that Thomas Jefferson's summer home, Poplar Forest, was located in one of the city's western suburbs. Neither did I know that a large house up on one of [...]
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Jason Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
If you are looking for an informative read on American history regarding important people and events that get undeservedly overlooked, Andrew Carroll's "Here Is Where: Discovering America's Forgotten History" provides the material you seek. Carroll enlightens the reader with multitudinous information, engages his audience to reflect and consider pivotal moments in time, and illustrates for us all how fragile one's legacy, no matter how impactful, can become.Carroll provides plenty of amusing and [...]
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Bronwyn Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Won through .More like 4.5 stars, but I'll give it 5.I really enjoyed this book. Carroll went around the U.S. traveling to places that were important to our history but have been forgotten and don't have markers. The book is broken down into sections based on what the event was; there is a section for medical history, technological history, graves/death history, preservation of history, and more. Some of these sections I enjoyed more than others. I didn't enjoy the medical section as much, but t [...]
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Christopher Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Wonderful account of Carroll's visits to many lesser-known (or practically unknown) historical sites around the United States and the research that went into them. His style is a little bit like Sarah Vowell's, especially in his regard for the obscure, humble underdogs who never made it into the history books and who deserve at least a historical marker. My favorite chapters include the ones on Elisha Otis (yes, the founder of Otis elevators and inventor of the safety brake for elevators), Rober [...]
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Patricia Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
The best compliment I can give to this book is that I hope the author will soon write another one! A fascinating exploration of little known historical episodes in American history told through the author's trips to the places where they occurred. He manages to weave a little suspense into the stories and makes some wonderful points about the value of knowing our history. My favorite stories were the medical ones but all of it was really interesting. His willingness to share his personal quirks [...]
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Ryan Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
If you didn't know that Edwin Booth saved the life of Robert Todd Lincoln, months before his brother assassinated President Lincoln, you aren't alone. I had no clue, and that's the point of this book. The author, Andrew Carroll, who had files upon files of little know historical oddities, decided to travel the United States, visiting the sites of pivotal points in American history, that most of us have forgotten about. And forgotten is probably not the right word, let's just say this book is ful [...]
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Dave Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
"At its best, history nurtures within us humility and gratitude. It encourages respect and empathy. It fosters creativity and stimulates the imagination. It inspires resilience. And it does so by illuminating the simple truth that's an absolute miracle that any one of us is alive todayd that we are, above everything else, all in this together."When your passion is history, and you struggle for years to communicate why history carries significance to teenagers, it is altogether settling to hear i [...]
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Susan Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I enjoyed Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History, and I think author Andrew Carroll and I are soulmates of a sort. He talks about enjoying learning about history, and then visiting the spot where various events happened -- me too. Sometimes, I'll read a non-fiction book and then want to visit the site where it happened SO badly, I can hardly stand it. Thus, my trips to Neuschwanstein, etc. I would love to see the sites of the Little House books, and I kind of did things bac [...]
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Nancy Kennedy Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Andrew Carroll toured the country looking for history that isn't there. Not that something didn't happen, but that whatever happened is little remembered today, or utterly forgotten. No markers, no citations, certainly no monuments. Andrew Carroll goes there for us, because without an equal amount of research we can't find and appreciate these forgotten spots and stories.Mr. Carroll's quest started with one forgotten place -- a subway stop in Jersey City, NJ. It was here in the early 1860s that [...]
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Rawles Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I was very intrigued by the premise of this book from the start. I would call this historical nonfiction, and it is a MUST read for any American, and any fan of history. I don't normally read a lot of nonfiction, but this was really fun to read. This book is especially about the overlooked, the underdog, the impetus for major historical events that no one knows about. Carroll makes it very entertaining with his spurts of humor and the way he tells each story in just the right amount of detail. E [...]
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Marti Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
The first tidbit of information involved Edwin Booth, one of the most famous actors in America at the time, saving Abraham Lincoln's son from being run over by a train at Exchange Place in Jersey City. Since I know the location very well, that got my interest. Of course neither one could have foreseen that Booth's brother would assassinate the President a year later.It seems that many potentially memorable events get overshadowed in the course of time by something much bigger happening immediate [...]
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Your Excellency Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
This book is much more than the History Lite that seems to be popular today. Although the author skips around (figuratively and actually) from location to location, he provides a great deal of depth on each of his topics. Each is entertaining and (yes, I must say) educational, and Mr. Carroll sheds new light on many 'old' things. Not just chewing gum for the mind, this one.I especially liked the small connections he makes between one event and others in his book - it's like finding a little thre [...]
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CatherineMustread Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
An amazing amount of historical trivia from prehistoric archaeology to rocket science, the scope and inclusion of the material in this book is overwhelming – some is fascinating and other parts not so much. Of course every reader will have their own favorite parts in such a book, and perhaps only the writer and those with a wider range of tolerance for a book of such varied subjects will truly appreciate the entire contents.My favorite part was the section on inventions and technological advan [...]
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Mara Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I really enjoyed this one! It was a good read for summer, as there's a "history road trip" feel to the whole thing as Carroll travels the U.S. in search of sites where lesser-known historical events occurred. He picks a good variety of events and keeps things moving at a enjoyable pace. Highly recommended!
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Cindi Moss Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
there were some interesting facts & bits of trivia in this one, but I questioned some of the sources & didn't care for the writing style. I chose this one because I wanted to take part in a challenge w the subject of travelogue & this was the closest I could find available at the library, and this was an audio - all that was in. I like the idea of celebrating small, little known & out of the way historical markers. I've actually reserved the print book to look over again.
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Carla Hostetter Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Listened to this as a recorded book on a long road trip--for which it is ideal. The author, who also reads the book, saved over twenty file cases full of information about unsung heroes and historic places unmarked in any way. He goes cross country and all the way to Hawaii to visit the best of them. There is humor and horror and scrapes with the law and plenty of local characters along the way. Fans of Bill Bryson will love this lengthy book full of delicious tidbits about our history.
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Blair Stackhouse Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I loved this book. The author goes to forgotten historic sites and tells the stories people don't know. The writing is funny and feels like someone telling you about their trip. Plus Pittsburgh being mentioned 3 times doesn't hurt!
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Carmen Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
I'm rarely a big nonfiction fan. This book is so much fun, though! I loved the weird stuff the author looks for. And since I'm currently slightly obsessed with the musical Hamilton, I enjoyed the references to John Laurens.
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Crysta Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Short vignettes of unknown American history - very interesting, lightly interwoven, and full of aha moments.
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Duane Gosser Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Early stories were interesting but got much less so as book progressed.
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Curt R Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
A great book. For anyone who loves trivia or history this is a must read.
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Maddy Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Absolutely fascinating! At times the chapters dragged a bit but a fun read nonetheless.
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Alison Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Signs that you, too, will love Andrew Carroll's Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History:1) You are a fan of Sarah Vowell and Susan Orlean, and/or2) You have no idea who I'm talking about, but you enjoy American history, and/or3) You enjoy learning about history in non-traditional ways, such as watching History Detectives on PBS or Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC (i.e hated in school but probably just because it was presented poorly), and/or4) You had a dad who wanted to sto [...]
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Todd Stockslager Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Review title: Where is here? Whereever we looked last.The old saying that you always find a lost item in the last place you look is of course an obvious truth--once you've found the thing, you stop looking. Bug it also conveys the notion that we usually don't find lost things in the first place we look either, even if the lost object is right under our noses. There is a mental as well as a physical element of finding lost things, and sometimes we can't find things even though we are looking righ [...]
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Lisa Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Interesting tidbits of American history that most of us have never heard about. If you are a person who likes details and history, this is a book for you. The author has an easy read style, quirky humor and the stories make good trivia"Hey, did you know that the Spanish flu epidemic did not start in Spain and it really decimated communities?" Why is this not more well known? John Wilkes Booth's brother Edwin actually saved Todd Lincoln a few years before JWB assassinated President Lincoln. I'd n [...]
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Matt Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
Andrew Carroll’s chronicling of his search for, and travels to, little known locations of historical importance that have been forgotten or ignored was an intriguing concept upon seeing the cover for “Here is Where”. Upon finishing the book, I can say that Carroll turned said concept into wonderful book that was a combination of investigative history and travel log that was hard to put down at the end of my lunch hour and work breaks.Carroll’s begins the book by giving the reasons he dec [...]
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Jj Kwashnak Nov 14, 2018 - 08:46 AM
The shelves in the travel (and history) sections groan under the weight of guides to see the sites of events in American history, both big and small. Yet for every site mentioned in these books, at least half a dozen more are not and a decent number of these are not only unsung, but may be unknown or forgotten. Luckily there are people like Andrew Carroll who has filled file cabinets with scraps of paper with random facts and mentions that were then followed up on for further discovery. Many of [...]
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Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History By Andrew Carroll The centerpiece of a major national campaign to indentify and preserve forgotten history, Here Is Where is acclaimed historian Andrew Carroll s fascinating journey of discovery in which he travels to each of America s fifty states and explores locations where remarkable individuals once lived or where the incredible or momentous occurred Sparking the idea for this audioboThe centerpiece of a major national campaign to indentify and preserve forgotten history, Here Is Where is acclaimed historian Andrew Carroll s fascinating journey of discovery in which he travels to each of America s fifty states and explores locations where remarkable individuals once lived or where the incredible or momentous occurred Sparking the idea for this audiobook was Carroll s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln s son was once saved by the brother of Lincoln s assassin Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events unfolded or where extraordinary men and women made their mark And then it came to him the idea of spotlighting great hidden history by traveling the length and breadth of the United States, searching for buried historical treasure In Here Is Where, Carroll drives, flies, boats, hikes, kayaks and trains into the past, and in so doing, uncovers stories that inspire thoughtful contemplation, occasional hilarity and often, awe Among the things we learn Where the oldest sample of DNA in North America was discovered Which obscure American scientist saved 400 million lives Which famous FBI agent was the brother of a notorious gangster Which cemetery contains one million graves but only one marked How a 14 year old boy invented television Featured prominently in Here Is Where are an abundance of firsts including the first elevator, the first modern anesthesia, the first cremation, and the first murder conviction based on forensic evidence , outrages from massacres, to forced sterilizations, to kidnappings and breakthroughs from the invention of the M 1 carbine to the recovery of the last existing sample of Spanish Flu to the building of the rocket that made possible space travel A profound reminder that the ground we walk is often the top sedimentary layer of amazing past events, Here Is Where represents just the first step in an ongoing project that will recruit citizen historians to preserve what should be remembered.

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