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The Wordy Shipmates
by Sarah Vowell


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594484001
  • ISBN-10: 1594484007
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: October 2009
  • Page Count: 254
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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