WorldCat Identities

Vowell, Sarah 1969-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 15,773 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Animated films  Biography  Local history  Superhero films  Children's films  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Actor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: F7, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Sarah Vowell
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Sarah Vowell
The Incredibles by Walt Disney( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment"--Container label
The wordy shipmates by Sarah Vowell( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but author 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.--From publisher description
Unfamiliar fishes by Sarah Vowell( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of "The Wordy Shipmates" comes an examination of Hawaii's emblematic and exceptional history, retracing the impact of New England missionaries who began arriving in the early 1800s to remake the island paradise into a version of New England
Lafayette in the somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past
Take the cannoli : stories from the New World by Sarah Vowell( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and autobiographical stories in which the author offers her humorous take on identity, politics, religion, art, history, and other topics
The wordy shipmates by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural profile of Puritan life covers a wide range of topics, from their covenant communities and deep-rooted ideologies to their beliefs about church and state and their perspectives on other faiths, in an account that also evaluates their legacy
Unfamiliar fishes by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of "The Wordy Shipmates" comes an examination of Hawaii's emblematic and exceptional history, retracing the impact of New England missionaries who began arriving in the early 1800s to remake the island paradise into a version of New England
Lafayette in the somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past
The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents essays and social commentary on a wide range of subjects, themes, icons, and historical moments, such as Teddy Roosevelt, Canadian Mounties, Buffy and the Vampire Slayer, the Gettysburg Adress, and George W. Bush's inauguration
File under, 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case
Family ties : a contemporary perspective by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information than you require by John Hodgman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-selling author of The Areas of My Expertise presents a tongue-in-cheek compendium of made-up facts that fall under such headings as "The Method by Which We Elect Our Presidents," "How to Be a Famous Minor Television Personality," and "Gambling: The Sport of the Asthmatic Man."
The Berlin years by Marcel Dzama( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Incredibles( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live normal lives with their three kids. Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are itching to get back into action when Bob is summoned to a remote island for a top secret assignment
Take the cannoli : cronache dall'America vera by Sarah Vowell( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio on : a listener's diary by Sarah Vowell( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does our country sound like? There are approximately 502 million radios in America alone. Radios in cars, in kitchens, in malls, playing in elevators and beauty shops. Sarah Vowell listened to the radio for one year and wrote down her impressions
Interview with Sarah Vowell, March 12, 2012( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Sarah Vowell, September 25, 2002( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for the end of the world by Richard Ross( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where will you go when the trouble starts? For countless people around the world, the answer is that bomb shelter down in the basement. In fact, people from around the work have been building shelters to protect themselves from catastrophe -- natural disaster, war, nuclear events -- for centuries. Waiting for the End of the World is photographer Richard Ross's journey into this quirky, somewhat paranoid, and occasionally beautiful underground world. Ross has documented not only the bomb shelters of the United States, but also examples from Vietnam, Russia, England, Turkey, and even Switzerland, where citizens are required by law to have a bomb shelter. Ross's subjects include the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, where a shelter was built to house the entire U.S. Congress, shelters in Beijing, where the Chinese built a complete city underground, and Hittite shelters in Eastern Turkey built some 4,000 years ago. His ethereal images show spaces that at once provide only the barest necessities for survival but maintain a level of idiosyncratic personality that testify to the endurance -- and wackiness -- of the human spirit
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.03 for The Incred ... to 0.98 for Take the c ...)

The wordy shipmates
Alternative Names
Sarah Vowell American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator

Sarah Vowell Amerikaans journaliste

Sarah Vowell attrice e doppiatrice statunitense

Sarah Vowell US-amerikanische Autorin, Journalistin, Essayistin und Gesellschaftskritikerin

Сара Вауэлл

Սառա Վաուել

Languages
English (156)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Covers
Unfamiliar fishesTake the cannoli : stories from the New WorldThe wordy shipmatesUnfamiliar fishesThe partly cloudy patriotFamily ties : a contemporary perspectiveMore information than you requireThe Berlin years