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Vowell, Sarah 1969-

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Works: 42 works in 167 publications in 4 languages and 13,528 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Local history  Biography  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Fiction  Diaries  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Actor, Narrator
Classifications: F7, 791.4372
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The wordy shipmates by Sarah Vowell ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,310 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
The Incredibles by Brad Bird ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,055 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
Unfamiliar fishes by Sarah Vowell ( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,028 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
Take the cannoli : stories from the New World by Sarah Vowell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 928 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 527 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 )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 513 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
Waiting for the end of the world by Richard Ross ( )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 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
The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 168 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
Family ties : a contemporary perspective by Trevor J Fairbrother ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
File under, 13 suspicious incidents by Lemony Snicket ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight; strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed
More information than you require by John Hodgman ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The partly cloudy patriot by Sarah Vowell ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From public radio This American Life contributor and self-described "history nerd" Sarah Vowell comes a collection of humorous and personal essays investigating American history, pop culture and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell travels through the American past and in doing so 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 book, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary
Die unglaublichen ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 8 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
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
Radio on : a listener's diary by Sarah Vowell ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There are approximately 502 million radios in America. For this savvy, far-reaching diary, celebrated journalist and author Vowell turned hers on and listened'closely, critically, creatively'for an entire year. As a series of impressions and reflections regarding contemporary American culture, and as an extended meditation on both our media and our society, this keenly focused book is as insightful as it is refreshing
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
Interview with Sarah Vowell, April 26, 2004 ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Increíbles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 and held by 3 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
Interview with Sarah Vowell, September 25, 2002 ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (140)
Italian (2)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
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