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The Wordy Shipmates

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"The Wordy Shipmates" is "New York Times"?bestselling author Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.800
Stu936

American History as it's not often told!

by Stu936 on Dec 6, 2011

Sarah Vowell does a wonderful job of defining the differences between the Plymouth Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. I learned a lot and enjoyed her witty insights. More

b29b

Disappointed

by b29b on Mar 11, 2010

This book, recommended to me, proved a sore disappointment. The author's "history" of the Puritan adventure is merely a ruse to proclaim her own political beliefs and to attack traditional American icons. As to her research, I question it. Since her reading of modern events is dishonest and scewed ... More

CopakeWillow

I LOVED this book!

by CopakeWillow on Feb 4, 2010

Sarah Vowell has made what was for me an obscure part of history fascinating. She has obviously done a great deal of research about the Puritans and Pilgrims, where they came from, what motivated them, their impressions of the New World and the impressions they made on the New World, and their ... More

rdepontb

Vowell's Writing Makes Me Howl

by rdepontb on Jan 22, 2009

In her fifth book so far, "A Wordy Shipmate," Sarah Vowell seems to be going more and more out on the limb of edgy (inside edge, as in just barely professional at times; not the outside/frontier edge) writing. I sort of wish I hadn't caught her on television, for I hear her high-register voice and see ... More

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