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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.
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