April 14, 2013

Here is Where

cover image of Here is Where
Discovering America's Great Forgotten History
Andrew Carroll

At a railroad stop in New Jersey during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved from a near accident by John Wilkes Booth’s brother. Andrew Carroll had unknowingly travelled through that spot many times before. He wondered how many more forgotten places there were across the U.S., so he set out by car, train, plane, helicopter, boat, and bike to find them. Among his discoveries: a disaster on the Mississippi River that was worse than the sinking of the Titanic, the tiny Hawaiian island where a Japanese pilot crash-landed after bombing Pearl Harbor, and Daniel Boone’s grave (which may or may not hold his remains).