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  • Assassination Vacation

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $6.95
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743260046
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: February 2006
    From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to the Dry Torugas, Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by the spilling of politically important blood, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkablehonesty, and thought-provoking criticism. In her expose of these 'pit stops of American political murder,' Vowell investigates how 'American death' has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture,and - the author's favorite - hysterical tourism! With all kinds of lighter diversions along the way. 258p. Pap.
  • Assassination Vacation

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743260039
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2005
    Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other--a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage. The resulting narrative is much more than an entertaining and informative travelogue--it is the disturbing and fascinating story of how American death has been manipulated by popular culture, including literature, architecture, sculpture, and--the author's favorite--historical tourism. Vowell is the author of 'Partly Cloudy Patriot.'
  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780399573101
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $13.95 - $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594631740
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2015
    A portrait of the French Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette, discusses his nonpartisan influence on a fledgling United States, his relationships with the Founding Fathers, and his contributions during the contentious 1824 presidential election.
  • Radio On : A Listener's Diary

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312147129
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: January 1997
    A self-proclaimed member of Generation X examines what is on the radio day-by-day and how she as an audience interacts with it from morning to night, in a car, at home, and in the office
  • Radio On: A Listener's Diary

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312183011
    • Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
    • Published: December 1997
    A self-proclaimed member of Generation X examines what is on the radio day-by-day and how she as an audience interacts with it from morning to night, in a car, at home, and in the office
  • Shakespeare Wrote for Money

    By Nick Hornby

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781934781296
    • Publisher: Believer Books
    • Published: December 2008
    Offers reviews on a wide range of literary works, providing insights into the authors' styles and techniques and making recommendations for readers.
  • Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743205405
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2001
    A moving and wickedly funny collection of sixteen pieces, personal stories stretching across the immense land scape of the American scene - identity, politics, religion, art, and history, goth culture, cannonball firing with Dad in Montana - and more. Sarah Vowell is a contributing editor for 'This American Life' on NPR and a regular writer for McSweeney's. 219p.
  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781328663801
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743243803
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2003
    Insightful and funny collection of essays confronting a wide range of subjects, themes, icons, and historical moments: like Teddy Roosevelt and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German filmmakers; Tom Cruise and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. 197p.
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743223522
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 2002
    Collection of personal essays on American life that confronts a wide range of subjects, themes, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German filmmakers; Tom Cruise and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'; twins & nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and w's inauguration. 'Teeming and engrossing!' From the author of 'Take the Cannoli' and 'Assassination Vacation.' 197p.
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780241142066
    • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
    • Published: January 2003
    A book about politics, presidents, pop culture, patriotism, and pretty much everything else that matters, this brilliant collection of personal stories confronts a wide range of subjects, themes, icons and historical moments: Vietnam and Watergate; Canadian Mounties and German filmmakers; Starbucks, Buffy, twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address and George W. Bush's inauguration. Thought-provoking and deliciously self-deprecating. 197p.
  • The Wordy Shipmates

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594484001
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2009
    To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means. She takes readers from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan sun casino, from old-time 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 an American post-Puritan original. 254p.
  • The Wordy Shipmates

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594489990
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: 2008
    Though most Americans consider ours a Puritan nation, few understand what this really means or who the Puritans really were. Now, in 'The Wordy Shipmates,' Sarah Vowell, the bestselling author of 'Assassination Vacation,' brings her unique blend of historical fact and cultural analysis to an examination of the Puritans and their beliefs and legacy. Though the Puritans were deeply principled, their history is filled with feuds and violence. Vowell examines specific incidents, memorable figures, and the culture of the time to present a comprehensive and entertaining account of the people who built America and what their experiences tell us about our past and our future.
  • Unfamiliar Fishes

    By Sarah Vowell

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594485640
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: March 2012
    Sarah Vowell (The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot) argues that 1898 might be just as defining as 1776, when, in an orgy of imperialism, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded first Cuba, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight. Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii a most intriguing phenomenon – from the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820 to the events leading up to American annexation – featuring a cast of beguiling, appalling, and tragic characters, including sugar barons, brother-husbands, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen. Bibliography. 238p.

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