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I would highly recommend this timely and educational book.
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 confess that I didn't buy this book because I'm particularly interested in the Puritans of either the Mayflower (Plymouth) or the later Arbella (Boston).
I enjoyed this often humorous and insightful look at the Puritans of the 1600s. The author does a great job showing how this history relates to current politics and decisions. Read morePublished 3 days ago by tom24503
I love Sarah Vowell's work, but this one lives up to its title by being very wordy. It's a bit more serious and less entertaining than some of her other writing. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Kato
Being a decendent of the group of Puritans this is about, it was very interesting for me to read this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda K.
but still quite good. Sarah Vowell is witty and fun as she shines some light on our country's puritanical roots. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jen
If you claim to be a liberal, an ancestor of a Mayflower Pilgrim, a member of a Congregational church, an American you need to read this book. Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Renee Carey
First encounter with Vowell. Enjoyed her slangy conversational style.Published 2 months ago by ILANAJERRY HAAS
I love Sarah Vowell and think she should be a consonant . This was a gift for a friend and unfortunately she never mentioned it to me after thanking me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dianne M. De Mink
Shipped in great condition and sent in a timely manner. The author's style is somewhat annoying in her attempt to be funny, and political bias is blasted on some pages where even a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rebeccca Stephenson
Don't pick up The Wordy Shipmates expecting a grown-up version of Thanksgiving-centered lesson plans from grade school. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Monika