A Zombie's History of the United States: From the Massacre by Josh Miller

By Josh Miller

“Americans were taught that their kingdom is civilized and humane. yet, too frequently, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.”

—Howard Zinn

Shedding gentle on 500 years of suppression, this stunning exposé finds the pivotal position in American background performed through its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to global Wars and international hegemony, A Zombie’s heritage of the USA 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 means 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 way of 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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His concept of river basin development along this stretch of the river identified five potential sites for constructing the project’s centerpiece, a massive “concrete straight gravity dam” roughly 225 meters in height (fig. 3). He saw the need for “twenty combined diversion and power tunnels,” which could be located all on one side of the river or on both. ”44 Additionally, incredible improvements to navigation would be realized should the project move forward. ”45 The total cost of the project was estimated Building a “World-Wide Fraternity” / 41 at just under US$1 billion, and Savage projected net annual revenue after construction as US$154 million.

46 In mid-November of 1944 the Department of the Interior suggested to Savage that the NRC would be advised to make the formal request via the American embassy, and that the request should clearly state that the Bureau of Reclamation should be designated by the president to provide assistance to the NRC. Following a flurry of communications among Savage, the Bureau and its parent Department of the Interior, American embassy personnel, and affiliates of the State Department, US officials acknowledged that the Chinese Nationalist government had officially requested that the Bureau be appointed to design a dam on the Yangtze and, “when funds are available, to construct the Yangtze-Gorge Project outlined in Mr.

Savage’s efforts provided the original model, or script, for the subsequent activities of the Bureau of Reclamation in promoting water resource development in the cases examined in later chapters. While we must be wary of ascribing too much influence to a single person, Savage’s experiences as an engineering consultant—particularly his forays into China in the early 1940s—offer numerous insights into the origins of overseas technical assistance as a geopolitical instrument and the genesis of technopolitical networks that would eventually come to facilitate the proliferation of large dams.

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