πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 254
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781594484001
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : A cultural profile of Puritan life covers a wide range of topics, from their covenant communities and deep-rooted ideologies to their beliefs about church and state and their perspectives on other faiths, in an account that also evaluates their legacy in today's world. 125,000 first printing.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-10-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1440638691
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, The Wordy Shipmates is New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's "city upon a hill," a shining example, a "city that cannot be hid." To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Vowell investigates what that means? and what it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and- corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Along the way she asks: *Was Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop a communitarian, a Christlike Christian, or conformity?s tyrannical enforcer? Answer: Yes! *Was Rhode Island?s architect, Roger Williams, America?s founding freak or the father of the First Amendment? Same difference. *What does it take to get that jezebel Anne Hutchinson to shut up? A hatchet. *What was the Puritans? pet name for the Pope? The Great Whore of Babylon. Sarah Vowell?s special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey Puritan poetry, where ?righteousness? is rhymed with ?wilderness,? to a Mayflower-themed waterslide. Throughout, The Wordy Shipmates is rich in historical fact, humorous insight, and social commentary by one of America?s most celebrated voices. Thou shalt enjoy it.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 254
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1594489998
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : A cultural profile of Puritan life covers a wide range of topics, from their covenant communities and deep-rooted ideologies to their beliefs about church and state and their perspectives on other faiths, in an account that also evaluates their legacy in today's world. 125,000 first printing.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012
πŸ“’ Pages : 238
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781594485640
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States focuses on the annexation of Hawaii as a defining historical milestone, covering such contributing factors as the missionary overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the activities of whaling fleets.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-04-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0743282531
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Criticism

SYNOPSIS : New York Times bestselling author of The Word Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s β€œThis American Life” Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0743243803
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The author shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-01-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780399573101
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : France

SYNOPSIS : From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman America could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. A fascinating alternative US civil war story, from a writer who specialises in obscure political history.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-11-19
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781466857278
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Performing Arts

SYNOPSIS : There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened--closely, critically, creatively--for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, Radio On is a keenly focused book that is as insightful as it is refreshing.


πŸ“’ Author : Sarah Vowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-10-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 400
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781328664075
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Literary Collections

SYNOPSIS : β€œA gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.” β€”USA Today Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.


πŸ“’ Author : Jon Meacham
πŸ“’ Publisher : Random House
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-03-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 448
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1588365778
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER β€’ Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham reveals how the Founding Fathers viewed faithβ€”and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice. At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, American Gospel draws on the past to offer a new perspective. Meacham re-creates the fascinating history of a nation grappling with religion and politics–from John Winthrop’s β€œcity on a hill” sermon to Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence; from the Revolution to the Civil War; from a proposed nineteenth-century Christian Amendment to the Constitution to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call for civil rights; from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. Debates about religion and politics are often more divisive than illuminating. Secularists point to a β€œwall of separation between church and state,” while many conservatives act as though the Founding Fathers were apostles in knee britches. As Meacham shows in this brisk narrative, neither extreme has it right. At the heart of the American experiment lies the God of what Benjamin Franklin called β€œpublic religion,” a God who invests all human beings with inalienable rights while protecting private religion from government interference. It is a great American balancing act, and it has served us well. Meacham has written and spoken extensively about religion and politics, and he brings historical authority and a sense of hope to the issue. American Gospel makes it compellingly clear that the nation’s best chance of summoning what Lincoln called β€œthe better angels of our nature” lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding. In looking back, we may find the light to lead us forward. Praise for American Gospel β€œIn his American Gospel, Jon Meacham provides a refreshingly clear, balanced, and wise historical portrait of religion and American politics at exactly the moment when such fairness and understanding are much needed. Anyone who doubts the relevance of history to our own time has only to read this exceptional book.”—David McCullough, author of 1776 β€œJon Meacham has given us an insightful and eloquent account of the spiritual foundation of the early days of the American republic. It is especially instructive reading at a time when the nation is at once engaged in and deeply divided on the question of religion and its place in public life.”—Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation