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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 20 October 2015
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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 Revolutionary War. Riding shotgun with Lafayette, Vowell swerves from the high-minded debates of Independence Hall to the frozen wasteland of Valley Forge, from

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 10 January 2016
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From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous and insightful account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman America could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. A fascinating alternative US civil war story, from a writer who specialises in obscure political history.

Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • Release : 27 January 2021
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An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States focuses on the annexation of Hawaii as a defining historical milestone, covering such contributing factors as the missionary overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the activities of whaling fleets.

Assassination Vacation

Assassination Vacation
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 April 2005
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New York Times bestselling author of The Word 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.

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 23 February 2020
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 54-page guide for "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States" by Sarah Vowell includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like American Mythology and War as an Opportunity.

The Marquis

The Marquis
  • Author : Laura Auricchio
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 14 October 2014
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A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, who, at age nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington; a biography that looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice commemorated in America’s towns, streets, parks, and schools named after the French nobleman. Laura Auricchio gives us a rich portrait of the man, fully revealed, a

The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 07 October 2008
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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 it should mean. What was this great political enterprise all about? Who

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

The Partly Cloudy Patriot
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 October 2003
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The author shares her perspective on such topics as the 2000 election, present-day civil rights activists, and the relationship between the United States and Canada.

Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825

Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825
  • Author : Auguste Levasseur
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 27 January 2021
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017
  • Author : Sarah Vowell,826 National
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 03 October 2017
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“A gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.” —USA Today Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

Take the Cannoli

Take the Cannoli
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 17 December 2013
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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, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition

Radio On

Radio On
  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 19 November 2013
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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 that is as insightful as it is refreshing.

General and Madam de Lafayette

General and Madam de Lafayette
  • Author : Jason Lane
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Release : 22 October 2003
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This biography of French liberator Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) reveals not only how the nineteen-year-old bravely ventured to the infant United States to serve in its War of Independence, but also the iconoclast's enormous contribution to the causes of social and economic justice in France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Poland. The Marquise (1759-1807), born Adrienne de Noailles, shared the same controversial beliefs as her husband, supporting and defending him wholeheartedly despite ongoing political persecution-including the Marquis's exile in an Austrian

Exam Prep for: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Exam Prep for: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 27 January 2021
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The Unofficial Gay Manual

The Unofficial Gay Manual
  • Author : Kevin Dilallo
  • Publisher : Main Street Books
  • Release : 06 October 2010
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Featuring essays, multiple-choice and true-false tests, lists, sidebars, and charts, the humorous but useful handbook for the gay lifestyle includes "10 Things Not to Say When Telling Your Mother" and "A Guide to Gay Flora and Fauna."