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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).
Being a decendent of the group of Puritans this is about, it was very interesting for me to read this. Read morePublished 4 days 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 19 days 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 22 days ago by Renee Carey
First encounter with Vowell. Enjoyed her slangy conversational style.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Saj