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The Wordy Shipmates por Sarah Vowell
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The Wordy Shipmates (original 2008; edição 2008)

por Sarah Vowell (Autor)

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To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but author 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.--From publisher description.… (mais)
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Título:The Wordy Shipmates
Autores:Sarah Vowell (Autor)
Informação:Riverhead Hardcover (2008), Edition: First Edition, 272 pages
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SV has my number with her sassy yet well-informed and sincere schtick. At times I wished she had gone whole hog and made it a more serious book. I joined her in being wrapped up in the story of these divisive proponents of brotherly love and I got tired of waiting for the punch line. I had to skim the Pequot war section for my own mental health. A good exercise in trying to imagine the history of European settlement in our country. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
I didn't care much for the book. It's pseudo history about the Puritan life in the early Massassuchetts Bay Colony, but intersperced with her personal life stories, and often gets sidetracked by overly detailed bios and quotes from old letters from the time. The most interesting thing to me as a former NY-er was finding out that the Hutchison Parkway was named after Anne Hutchison who was exiled to Rhode Island for not being conservative enough as a believer and being too educated for her own good.
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  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
Funny, snarky, moving, and consistently interesting. ( )
  JohnNienart | Jul 11, 2021 |
nonfiction/humor; audiobook. Sarah Vowell does history in a more entertaining way than most, but it's still a book about 17th-century Puritans. Decent way to pass 7 hours on the road. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
As always, a thoroughly enjoyable history lesson from Sarah Vowell. With plenty read by Campbell Scott, as an added bonus. ( )
  jlweiss | Apr 23, 2021 |
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Maybe there's something to be said for learning about the pilgrims, after all—especially from an instructor as entertaining as Vowell.
adicionada por sduff222 | editarBitch Magazine, Kelsey Wallace (Mar 28, 2011)
 
As always with Vowell, her commentary is apt and frequently, startlingly
insightful. I would suggest that this book might well be used as
a sort of introductory text to the ideas of the Puritans particularly for
undergraduates. Because she engages so cleverly with popular culture,
it may help provide a successful approach to the dense and highly
intellectualized writing of this group of Puritans. For the nonspecialist
in this period, the book could serve as a reminder of what continues to
be so fascinating about the ideas of the New England Puritans of the
seventeenth century and the impact their thought continues to have in
popular discourse.
adicionada por sduff222 | editarReviews in Religion and Theology, Mary Coleman (Sep 1, 2009)
 
Sarah Vowell is a problem. She’s a problem like Sarah Palin, Cyndi Lauper and Kathy Griffin. She’s annoying. Or, really, she’s double-annoying, because she styles herself as annoying — provocative-annoying — and if you become annoyed by her you seem to be conceding the point. She’s gotten to you.

Take “The Wordy Shipmates,” her fifth book. Vowell has integrated her sarcasm, flat indie-girl affect and kitsch worship — refined in print and on public radio — into a pop history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Known for her adenoid-helium voice, Vowell is a genial talker but an undisciplined writer. This new book mixes jiggers of various weak liquors — paraphrase, topical one-liners, blogger tics — and ends up tasting kind of festive but bad, like Long Island iced tea.
 
Drawing on letters, essays, and sermons, Vowell offers a penetrating look at the tensions between John Winthrop, John Cotton, Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, and others as they argued about the role of religion in government and everyday life. They saw themselves as God's chosen people, a credo that set the tone for American history and notions of manifest destiny that have led to all manner of imposition on other lands and cultures. But they also vehemently debated separation of church and state and founded Harvard, even as they pondered the destiny of what Winthrop referred to as the "shining city on the hill "A book dense with detail, insight, and humor.
adicionada por sduff222 | editarBooklist, Vanessa Bush (Oct 1, 2008)
 
At times dense, at times silly, at times surpassingly wise.
adicionada por sduff222 | editarKirkus Reviews (Aug 1, 2008)
 

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To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but author 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.--From publisher description.

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