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There are no chapters in the 248 page book, making it a long read, at times a bit tedious on the eyes.
Vowell's passion for learning about the details of history and her sense of humor as she shares her search-journey with her readers make this book time well spent.
I'm writing about the audio version of the book, and so will gloss over some of the virtues of the book itself.
If you like Sarah Vowell, you'll love this one. It is chock full of history and humor--a wonderful way to bone up on your early American history with information most of us never... Read morePublished 1 month ago by iammi
Vowell's use of humor quite simply propels this book. It makes what could have been a tedious tale of a dour people flat-out enjoyable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Frank
Fantastic book. Extremely well-written. A must for any serious student of early American history. Sarah Vowell covers it all - the first brutal wars against the Native... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Victor
Littered with glib, pop-culture references and impossible-to-verify conjectures, I found this book embarrassingly bad. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard
Love ALL Sarah's books -- I'm hooked. Keep writing, Sarah ! Great for book clubs too.Published 6 months ago by iluvcats