Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

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  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN : 1101624019
  • Rating : 4/5 from 26 reviews
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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

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  • 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 Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

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  • 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.

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  • Author : Daniel Carpenter
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 04 May 2021
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 July 2019
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  • Author : R. James Addington
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 June 2019
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 26 September 2018
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  • Author : Eric Bogosian
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 21 April 2015
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A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide. In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat. Together they formed one of the most effective assassination squads in history. They named their operation Nemesis, after the Greek goddess of retribution.

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  • Author : Mary Mann
  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • Release : 16 May 2017
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The incisive and often hilarious story of one of our most interesting cultural phenomena: boredom It’s the feeling your grandma told you was only experienced by boring people. Some people say they’re dying of it; others claim to have killed because of it. It’s a key component of depression, creativity, and sex-toy advertisements. It’s boredom, the subject of Yawn, a delightful and at times moving take on the oft-derided emotion and how we deal with it.

The Wordy Shipmates

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  • 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

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  • Author : Jonathan W. Stokes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 30 January 2018
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From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny! The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution provides useful information for the practical time traveler, like: • Where can I find a decent hotel room in colonial New England? Are major credit cards accepted? • How do I join the Boston Tea Party without winding up in a British prison? • How can I score a lunch with Alexander Hamilton?

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  • Author : Sarah Vowell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 22 March 2011
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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

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 02 October 2018
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 02 August 2016
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