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I don't begrudge Ms. Vowell any of those things, but please write a book that goes with those choices.
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.
The Wordy Shipmates is the third Sarah Vowell book I have read and while it is a good book and I found it very entertaining it is my least favorite of the three.
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