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  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette—the one Frenchman we could all agree on—and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality.On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Take the Cannoli

    Stories From the New World

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    A wickedly funny collection of personal essays from popular NPR personality Sarah Vowell.Hailed by Newsweek as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life.While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Wordy Shipmates

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    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 ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described “history nerd” Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell travels through the American past and in doing so ponders a number of curious questions: Why is she happiest when ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

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    The Wordy Shipmates

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    Narrated by Sarah Vowell ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 15 min

    New York Times bestselling author Sarah Vowell explores the Puritans and their journey to America in The Wordy Shipmates. Even today, 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 ... Read more

    $17.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    Unabridged

    5 hours 16 min

    From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described “history nerd” Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell travels through the American past and in doing so ponders a number of curious questions: Why is she happiest when ... Read more

    $15.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

    Audiobook 2.5 - All the Wrong Questions

    Unabridged

    3 hours 1 min

    Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries.Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight -- ... Read more

    $15.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Unfamiliar Fishes

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn.Many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self- government. In Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell argues that 1898 might be a year just as defining, when, in an orgy of imperialism, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Radio On

    A Listener's Diary

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    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 ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Assassination Vacation

    by Sarah Vowell ...
    New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s This 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.Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Assassination Vacation

    Abridged

    7 hours 20 min

    New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s This 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.Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of ... Read more

    $15.95 USD or free with audiobook trial