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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).
First encounter with Vowell. Enjoyed her slangy conversational style.Published 10 days 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 28 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Monika
Wonderful insight into the complexity of Colonial society here in the New World. Not just the personalities but the raging religious controversies that dominated life during that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by George B. Upton
There is much to be learned from the history of the early settlers in America and their influence on the values f today's society. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Saj
I bought this CD after I had borrowed a copy from the library. The author reads her work and her reading adds to the punch of her "stories."Published 3 months ago by Marthael Troester
You will come away with a different opinion of the Puritans. Sarah Vowell brings history to life. She humanizes history. I recommend this to everyone that enjoys history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alfred R. Marzian
This was an attempt to be funny while teaching history. It took me several attempts to push myself to finish it.Published 3 months ago by anita msp