The Wordy Shipmates (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Outwardly, Sara Vowell lives a very contemporary life in New York, but in her head she's steeped in the past. Never has the history of the Puritans been tackled with such insight and, yes, humor. I wish The Wordy Shipmate would have been my textbook in high school.

— Shannon, Chicago

November 2008 Indie Next List


“As always, Vowell is darkly hilarious and freshly informative. She pokes fun at the buckle-shoed Puritans who first settled here, but she also tells a story of how their quirks, foibles, and love of words formed our country's personality. Her distinct and sharply witty voice makes this book an edifying delight.”
— Laura Delaney, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, ID

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From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Assassination Vacation" and "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" comes an examination of the Puritans, their covenant communities, deep-rooted idealism, political and cultural relevance, and their myriad oddities.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410413659
ISBN-10: 1410413659
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 331
Language: English
Series: Thorndike Laugh Lines