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Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell []



A romp through Puritan history. Vowell, a commentator on NPR’s This American Life narrates this witty and sarcastic look at a small slice of Puritan history, intermixed with popular culture references. This quote from the book will give you a good sense of how she looks at history:
“I wish I didn’t understand why Hutchinson risks damming herself to exile and excommunication just for the thrill of shooting off her mouth,” writes Vowell. “But this here book is evidence that I have this confrontational, chatty bent myself.”
Includes music and quotes read by such luminaries as John Oliver from The Daily Show. 6 discs, 7 hours

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