The Wordy Shipmates Book
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The Wordy Shipmates


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2009-10-06
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781594484001

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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post). To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means-and what it should mean. What she discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoebuckles- and-corn reputation might suggest-a highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty people, whose story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Vowell takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where "righteousness" is rhymed with "wilderness," to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America's most celebrated voices.

The Wordy Shipmates Book
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The Wordy Shipmates


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2008-10-07
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781440638695

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From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, The Wordy Shipmates is New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's "city upon a hill," a shining example, a "city that cannot be hid." To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Vowell investigates what that means? and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and- corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Along the way she asks: *Was Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop a communitarian, a Christlike Christian, or conformity?s tyrannical enforcer? Answer: Yes! *Was Rhode Island?s architect, Roger Williams, America?s founding freak or the father of the First Amendment? Same difference. *What does it take to get that jezebel Anne Hutchinson to shut up? A hatchet. *What was the Puritans? pet name for the Pope? The Great Whore of Babylon. Sarah Vowell?s special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where ?righteousness? is rhymed with ?wilderness,? to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America?s most celebrated voices. Thou shalt enjoy it.

The Wordy Shipmates Book
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The Wordy Shipmates


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1594489998

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A cultural profile of Puritan life covers a wide range of topics, from their covenant communities and deep-rooted ideologies to their beliefs about church and state and their perspectives on other faiths, in an account that also evaluates their legacy in today's world. 125,000 first printing.

Unfamiliar Fishes Book
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Unfamiliar Fishes


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9781594485640

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An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States focuses on the annexation of Hawaii as a defining historical milestone, covering such contributing factors as the missionary overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the activities of whaling fleets.

Assassination Vacation Book
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Assassination Vacation


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2005-04-04
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780743282536

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New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s This American Life Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history. Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other—a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage. From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Tortugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. We learn about the jinx that was Robert Todd Lincoln (present at the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and witness the politicking that went into the making of the Lincoln Memorial. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue—it is the disturbing and fascinating story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and—the author’s favorite—historical tourism. Though the themes of loss and violence are explored and we make detours to see how the Republican Party became the Republican Party, there are all kinds of lighter diversions along the way into the lives of the three presidents and their assassins, including mummies, show tunes, mean-spirited totem poles, and a nineteenth-century biblical sex cult.

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Book
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781594631740

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From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette--the one Frenchman we could all agree on--and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been thirty years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted this country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with some of the instrumental Americans of the time, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and many more.

The Partly Cloudy Patriot Book
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The Partly Cloudy Patriot


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2003-10
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780743243803

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The author shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada.

Take the Cannoli Book
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Take the Cannoli


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2001-04-03
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780743205405

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A collection of essays and autobiographical stories in which the author offers her humorous take on identity, politics, religion, art, history, and other topics.

The Wordy Book Book

The Wordy Book


  • Author : Julie Paschkis
  • Publisher : Enchanted Lion Books
  • Date : 2021-04-06
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1592703534

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What happens when words and pictures live completely on top of each other, bump into each other, and talk together? How might words paint a bird, while the bird sings the words?

Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty  Book
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Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty


  • Author : David Levinthal
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN : 9780375841958

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Police detective Binky investigates the theft of a golden goose, the poisoning of Snow White, and other fairy tale crimes. Full color.

Ladies of Liberty Book
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Ladies of Liberty


  • Author : Cokie Roberts
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780061737213

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In this eye-opening companion volume to her acclaimed history Founding Mothers, number-one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society. Recounted with insight and humor, and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources, many of them previously unpublished, here are the fascinating and inspiring true stories of first ladies and freethinkers, educators and explorers. Featuring an exceptional group of women—including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Rebecca Gratz, Louise Livingston, Sacagawea, and others—Ladies of Liberty sheds new light on the generation of heroines, reformers, and visionaries who helped shape our nation, finally giving these extraordinary ladies the recognition they so greatly deserve.

The Puritan Experiment Book

The Puritan Experiment


  • Author : Francis J. Bremer
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Date : 2013-01-08
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9781611680867

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The comprehensive history of a system of faith that shaped the nation.

Radio On Book
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Radio On


  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Date : 2013-11-19
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781466857278

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There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened--closely, critically, creatively--for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, Radio On is a keenly focused book that is as insightful as it is refreshing.

Voices Book
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Voices


  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Date : 2006
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780152056780

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Young Memer takes on a pivotal role in freeing her war-torn homeland from its oppressive captors.

The Winthrop Woman Book

The Winthrop Woman


  • Author : Anya Seton
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Date : 2014-04-22
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9780547523965

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Colonial America holds friendship, hardship, and love for a bold woman in this classic historical romance from the bestselling author of Green Darkness. In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded. And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his “unregenerate niece.” Anya Seton’s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day. “The Winthrop Woman is that rare literary accomplishment—living history. Really good fictionalized history [like this] often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records.”—Chicago Tribune “A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion. It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills.”—Times Literary Supplement (UK) “Abundant and juicy entertainment.”—New York Times