The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates

by Sarah Vowell

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 06/10/2009

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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.
ISBN:
9781594484001
9781594484001
Category:
Autobiography: historical
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
06-10-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
254
Dimensions (mm):
208x140x18mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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