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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Book
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-10-20
ISBN : 1101624019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 bloody battlefields to the Palace of Versailles, bumping into John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Lord Cornwallis, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Antoinette and various kings, Quakers and redcoats along the way. Drawn to the patriots’ war out of a lust for glory, Enlightenment ideas and the traditional French hatred for the British, young Lafayette crossed the Atlantic expecting to join forces with an undivided people, encountering instead fault lines between the Continental Congress and the Continental Army, rebel and loyalist inhabitants, and a conspiracy to fire George Washington, the one man holding together the rickety, seemingly doomed patriot cause. While Vowell’s yarn is full of the bickering and infighting that marks the American past—and present—her telling of the Revolution is just as much a story of friendship: between Washington and Lafayette, between the Americans and their French allies and, most of all between Lafayette and the American people. Coinciding with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, Vowell lingers over the elderly Lafayette’s sentimental return tour of America in 1824, when three fourths of the population of New York City turned out to welcome him ashore. As a Frenchman and the last surviving general of the Continental Army, Lafayette belonged to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction. He was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what the founders hoped this country could be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing, singular past. Vowell’s narrative look at our somewhat united states is humorous, irreverent and wholly original.

Exam Prep for Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Exam Prep for  Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-05-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 Book
Author : Sarah Vowell,826 National
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-10-03
ISBN : 1328664074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Unfamiliar Fishes

Unfamiliar Fishes Book
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-03-22
ISBN : 1101486457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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, the United States annexed Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and invaded first Cuba, then the Philippines, becoming an international superpower practically overnight. Among the developments in these outposts of 1898, Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii the most intriguing. From the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820, their goal to Christianize the local heathen, to the coup d'état of the missionaries' sons in 1893, which overthrew the Hawaiian queen, the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling, and often appealing or tragic, characters: whalers who fired cannons at the Bible-thumpers denying them their God-given right to whores, an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother-husband, sugar barons, lepers, con men, Theodore Roosevelt, and the last Hawaiian queen, a songwriter whose sentimental ode "Aloha 'Oe" serenaded the first Hawaiian president of the United States during his 2009 inaugural parade. With her trademark smart-alecky insights and reporting, Vowell lights out to discover the off, emblematic, and exceptional history of the fiftieth state, and in so doing finds America, warts and all.

The Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates Book
Author : Sarah Vowell
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-10-07
ISBN : 1440638691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 were these people who are considered the philosophical, spiritual, and moral ancestors of our nation? What Vowell discovers is something far different from what their uptight shoe-buckles-and- corn reputation might suggest. The people she finds are highly literate, deeply principled, and surprisingly feisty. Their story is filled with pamphlet feuds, witty courtroom dramas, and bloody vengeance. Along the way she asks: *Was Massachusetts Bay Colony governor John Winthrop a communitarian, a Christlike Christian, or conformity?s tyrannical enforcer? Answer: Yes! *Was Rhode Island?s architect, Roger Williams, America?s founding freak or the father of the First Amendment? Same difference. *What does it take to get that jezebel Anne Hutchinson to shut up? A hatchet. *What was the Puritans? pet name for the Pope? The Great Whore of Babylon. Sarah Vowell?s special brand of armchair history makes the bizarre and esoteric fascinatingly relevant and fun. She takes us from the modern-day reenactment of an Indian massacre to the Mohegan Sun casino, from old-timey 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 one of America?s most celebrated voices. Thou shalt enjoy it.

History of the United States of America

History of the United States of America Book
Author : James Schouler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1894
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution

History of the United States of America Under the Constitution Book
Author : James Schouler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1885
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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United States Congressional serial set inventory control record 2

United States Congressional serial set inventory control record 2 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1894
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Account of the Visit of General Lafayette to the United States

An Account of the Visit of General Lafayette to the United States Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1827
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of Lafayette County Mo

History of Lafayette County  Mo Book
Author : Brookhaven Press
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1881
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States Book
Author : Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.),Joseph Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1854
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review

The United States Magazine and Democratic Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1851
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Lafayette Weekly

The Lafayette Weekly Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1892
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lafayette Guest of the Nation

Lafayette  Guest of the Nation Book
Author : Edgar Ewing Brandon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1954
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Gazetteer of the United States of America

A Gazetteer of the United States of America     Book
Author : John Hayward
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1853
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Annual Report of the State Geologist of New Jersey for

Annual Report of the State Geologist of New Jersey for     Book
Author : Geological Survey of New Jersey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1894
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The United States of North America 1888

The United States of North America  1888 Book
Author : Justin Winsor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1888
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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