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New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell explores the Puritans and their journey to America in The Wordy Shipmates. Even today, 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? 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 Christ-like 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 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, to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. 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.

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Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor for public radio's This American Life and has written for Time, Esquire, GQ, Spin, Salon, McSweeneys, The Village Voice, and the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Radio On, Take the Cannoli, and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. She lives in New York City.

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Book Description Simon & Schuster Audioworks. 6 Audio Book CD(s), 2008. soft. Book Condition: New. To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation of chosen people, blessed by God, says journalist and social commentator Sarah Vowell, author of Unfamiliar Fishes and Assassination Vacation. But in this delightfully unfusty history Vowell reveals that, shoe buckles aside, the Puritans were a highly literate, deeply principled, downright feisty people, whose story includes pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. This is history with a pop-culture twang, read by Vowell herself—whose voice you may recognize from public radio's This American Life or the Disney/Pixar animated film The Incredibles—with contributions by a dozen other commentators, from Jill Clayburgh to John Oliver. 7 hrs/2008. Bookseller Inventory # 50988

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Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER AUDIO, United States, 2008. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 147 x 132 mm. Language: English Brand New. New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell explores the Puritans and their journey to America in The Wordy Shipmates. Even today, 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? 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 Christ-like 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 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, to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780743578196

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