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Vowell, Sarah 1969-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 215 publications in 4 languages and 16,361 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Local history  Superhero films  Comedy films  Biographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, vac, Narrator, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: F7, 791.4372
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The Incredibles by Walt Disney( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,452 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. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction." -- Back of container
The wordy shipmates by Sarah Vowell( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,140 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 )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,973 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 )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,596 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 909 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
Lafayette in the somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 540 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 wordy shipmates by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 537 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 )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 522 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
The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell -- widely hailed for her inimitable narratives on public radio's This American Life -- ponders a number of curious questions: Why is she happiest when visiting the sites of bloody struggles like Salem or Gettysburg? Why do people always inappropriately compare themselves to Rosa Parks? Why is a bad life in sunny California so much worse than a bad life anywhere else? What is it about the Zen of foul shots? And, in the title piece, why must doubt and internal arguments haunt the sleepless nights of the true patriot? Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, themes, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is a teeming and engrossing audio book, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary
Family ties : a contemporary perspective by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

File under : 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 131 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
More information than you require by John Hodgman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television personality John Hodgman presents a tongue-in-cheek compendium of half-truths and fake trivia including a page-a-day calendar of made-up facts that did not happen on particular dates, and a live performance of 700 mole-man names, which explores the identities and culture of the mole-men, a race of humanoids that supposedly live in a complex warren of tunnels and vast caverns beneath the earth
File under, 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 32 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
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
Take the cannoli : cronache dall'America vera by Sarah Vowell( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredibles by Michael Giacchino( 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
Waiting for the end of the world by Richard Ross( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 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
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

A self-proclaimed member of Generation X examines what is on the radio day-by-day and how she as an audience interacts with it from morning to night, in a car, at home, and in the office
Assassination vacation by Sarah Vowell( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of key historic sites in America where incidents of political violence have occurred reveals lesser-known points of interest pertaining to each and shares information about how history has been shaped by popular culture and tourism
 
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The wordy shipmates
Alternative Names
Sarah Vowell Amerikaans journaliste

Sarah Vowell attrice e doppiatrice statunitense

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

Сара Вауэлл

Սառա Վաուել

שרה ואוול

サラ・ヴァウエル

Languages
English (178)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

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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