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The result of years of research and travel, HERE IS WHERE chronicles Andrew Carroll’s incredible journey across the United States to find unmarked locations associated with extraordinary individuals and pivotal events in our nation’s history.

Carroll trekked to every region of the country by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, kayak, and foot to seek out the “hidden history” that is all around us, including:

• Mound City, Arkansas, where a Civil War-era maritime disaster occurred that claimed more lives than the Titanic
• The Paisley Five Point Caves, Oregon, where the oldest human DNA in America was discovered
• Saluda, Virginia, where an African-American woman was jailed after refusing to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus, prompting a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation case—more than 10 years before Rosa Parks’s arrest
• The Caledonia, North Carolina Correctional Institution, where a prison inmate created a rifle—with the warden’s permission—that revolutionized modern warfare
• Rigby, Idaho, where a 14-year-old farm boy had a brainstorm that led to the invention of television

Advance praise for HERE IS WHERE:
“Impressive…Carroll has discovered a way of doing history that, once you see it, seems so obvious, indeed right under your nose or feet. But to the best of my knowledge, no one has done this before.”
— Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Revolutionary Summer and Founding Brothers

“Andrew Carroll has always been a top-notch editor. I had no idea he was as fine a storyteller. Great storytelling can be wonderfully addictive. Here Is Where captured me completely — I couldn’t put it down.”
— Jeff Shaara, New York Times bestselling author of Gods and Generals, Last Full Measure and Blaze of Glory

“Andrew Carroll takes the reader on a fascinating journey of discovery to uncover the forgotten history that lies hidden around us. This is a terrific book: refreshingly original, fast-paced, entertaining, and always insightful. It’s full of fun and interesting stories that bring the past to life and remind us that we are surrounded by the artifacts of history.”
— Steven M. Gillon, Scholar-in-Residence at The History Channel and author of Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

“In Here Is Where, one of our best historian-sleuths, Andrew Carroll, has given us a fresh and irresistible approach to experiencing history. Until someone invents a time machine, it’s the next best thing to being there–and he’s such a vivid, engaging writer that it’s probably more fun.”
— James Donovan, author of A Terrible Glory and The Blood of Heroes

“Writing with a historian’s insight and the skill of a master storyteller, Andy Carroll reminds us to look for the fascinating bits of history that lie just behind the curtains of our modern surroundings. Here Is Where is a captivating, thoroughly enjoyable journey across the country with a friend who knows all the cool places to stop and have a look.”
— Gregory A. Freeman, The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys and The Forgotten 500

“Both a fascinating excavation of under-appreciated events and agents and a compelling analysis of what binds us together, Here Is Where makes for rich and vivid reading. It seems to me that Andrew Carroll has become the Charles Kuralt of American history.”
— Les Standiford, bestselling author of Desperate Sons and Last Train to Paradise

“Remarkable for the painstaking research on display and its yield of rescued-from-obscurity stories. Many of the true incidents Andrew Carroll has uncovered aren’t just surprising but powerful. Others are simply laugh-out-loud funny, but all are described with considerable skill. America has always had among its citizenry a number of individuals whose legacy is immense but unappreciated, and Carroll has truly done them justice.”
— Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of Gates of Fire, Tides of War and Killing Rommel