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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 can't quite figure out if it was the subject matter or Vowell just wasn't in the groove for this one, but I felt like I was listening to it forever.
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 6 days ago by Mike Victor
Littered with glib, pop-culture references and impossible-to-verify conjectures, I found this book embarrassingly bad. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Richard
Love ALL Sarah's books -- I'm hooked. Keep writing, Sarah ! Great for book clubs too.Published 4 months ago by iluvcats
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 5 months 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 5 months ago by Kato