The Wordy Shipmates

📒The Wordy Shipmates ✍ Sarah Vowell

✏Book Title : The Wordy Shipmates
✏Author : Sarah Vowell
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2008-10-07
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 1440638691
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Wordy Shipmates Book Summary : 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.

📒Friend Me ✍ Francesca Davis DiPiazza

✏Book Title : Friend Me
✏Author : Francesca Davis DiPiazza
✏Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books ™
✏Release Date : 2017-01-01
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 9781512452945
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Friend Me Book Summary : Anyone who texts recognizes "LOL," "2G2BT," and "PRW" as shorthand for "laughing out loud," "too good to be true," and "parents are watching." But did you know that in the 1800s—when your great-great-great-grandparents were alive—telegraph operators used similar abbreviations in telegrams? For example, "GM," "SFD," and "GA" meant "good morning," "stop for dinner," and "go ahead." At the time, telegrams were a new and superfast way for people to network with others. Social networking isn't a new idea. People have been connecting in different versions of circles and lists and groups for centuries. The broad range of social media includes wampum belts, printed broadsides (early newspapers), ring shouts (secret slave gatherings with singing and dancing), calling cards, telegrams, and telephones. The invention of the Internet—and e-mail, text messaging, and social utilities such as Facebook and Google+—is just the latest way in which humans network for fun, work, romance, spiritual bonding, and many other reasons. Friend Me! takes readers through the amazing history of social networking in the United States, from early Native American councils to California's Allen Telescope Array (ATA), where researchers are hoping to interact with extraterrestrial beings. Learn how Americans have been connecting in imaginative ways throughout history, and you'll see social networking in a whole new light.

✏Book Title : Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future
✏Author : Katherine S. van Wormer
✏Publisher : SAGE Publications
✏Release Date : 2015-02-17
✏Pages : 448
✏ISBN : 9781483322421
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future Book Summary : Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

📒Paradise Lust ✍ Brook Wilensky-Lanford

✏Book Title : Paradise Lust
✏Author : Brook Wilensky-Lanford
✏Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
✏Release Date : 2011-08-02
✏Pages : 321
✏ISBN : 9780802195630
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Paradise Lust Book Summary : It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we’ve been trying to get back in. Or at least, we’ve been wondering where the Garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval monks, John Calvin, and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin’s theory of evolution permanently altered our understanding of human origins, shouldn’t the search for a literal Eden have faded away? Not so fast. In Paradise Lust, Brook Wilensky-Lanford introduces readers to the enduring modern quest to locate the Garden of Eden on Earth. It is an obsession that has consumed Mesopotamian archaeologists, German Baptist ministers, British irrigation engineers, and the first president of Boston University, among many others. These quixotic Eden seekers all started with the same brief Bible verses, but each ended up at a different spot on the globe: Florida, the North Pole, Ohio, China, and, of course, Iraq. Evocative of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Wilensky-Lanford writes of these unusual characters and their search with sympathy and wit. Charming, enlightening, and utterly unique, Paradise Lust is a century-spanning history that will take you to places you never imagined.

📒Unfamiliar Fishes ✍ Sarah Vowell

✏Book Title : Unfamiliar Fishes
✏Author : Sarah Vowell
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2011-03-22
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9781101486450
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Unfamiliar Fishes Book Summary : 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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✏Release Date : 2010
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✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105214543907
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : The Reader s Digest
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✏Release Date : 2008
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✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105132670188
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Time ✍ Briton Hadden

✏Book Title : Time
✏Author : Briton Hadden
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105132645628
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017
✏Author : Sarah Vowell
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2017-10-03
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781328663801
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 Book Summary : Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

📒Book Review Index 2009 ✍ Dana Ferguson

✏Book Title : Book Review Index 2009
✏Author : Dana Ferguson
✏Publisher : Gale Cengage
✏Release Date : 2009-08
✏Pages : 1262
✏ISBN : 1414419120
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Book Review Index 2009 Book Summary :