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The Wordy Shipmates

Vowell, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 1594484007 / ISBN 13: 9781594484001
Published by Riverhead Books, 2008
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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"Vowell's funny, imaginative take on musty, buckled-up Pilgrim notables brings the era wickedly to life."--The Washington Post. Signed by the author on the title page, no iscription. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/.2" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028031

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Title: The Wordy Shipmates

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Assassination Vacation "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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Sarah Vowell is the bestselling author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United StatesUnfamiliar FishesThe Wordy ShipmatesAssassination Vacation, and The Partly Cloudy Patriot.

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