The Wordy Shipmates

Sarah Vowell

In this New York Times bestseller, the writer of Lafayette within the a bit United States "brings the [Puritan] period wickedly to existence" (Washington Post).

To at the present time, the US perspectives itself as a Puritan state, yet Sarah Vowell investigates what that means-and what it may suggest. What she discovers is whatever a ways diverse from what their uptight shoebuckles- and-corn attractiveness may well suggest-a hugely literate, deeply principled, and unusually feisty humans, whose tale is stuffed with pamphlet feuds, witty court dramas, and bloody vengeance.

Vowell takes us from the modern day reenactment of an Indian bloodbath to the Mohegan sunlight on line casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, the place "righteousness" is rhymed with "wilderness," to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. all through, The Wordy Shipmates is wealthy in historic truth, funny perception, and social statement through certainly one of America's such a lot celebrated voices.

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