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The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
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Sep 15, 2008

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Read in October, 2008

OK, I really like Sarah Vowell's writing. Snarky and fun, but with unexpected depths, and an overall tone that I really agree with. But wow, she picks some off-the-beaten-path subjects. Wordy Shipmates is basically a religio-political history of the Puritan founders of Boston. As a child of the West Coast, I know very little of and could honestly care less about the squabbling that happened in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century. I guess it's a testament to Vowell's writing, then, that I stuck this book out to the end.

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