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Assassination Vacation is a book by Sarah Vowell, published in 2005, in which she travels around the United States researching the assassinations of U.S. Presidents Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley and James Garfield. While most of the book is devoted to facts about the assassinated presidents and the men who would …

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The Partly Cloudy Patriot is a book published in 2002, and is a collection of essays about American history and the author's own reflections on such issues, by Sarah Vowell, a contributing editor for the WBEZ / Public Radio International program This American Life. The chapters include scenes from Vowell's vacations …

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The Wordy Shipmates is the fifth book by the American social commentator Sarah Vowell, published in October 2008. The book chronicles the 17th and 18th century history of Puritan colonists in Massachusetts, United States. The book delineates a dichotomy between the puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and those …

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Take the Cannoli: Stories From the New World is a collection of essays by Sarah Vowell, that were originally published in 2000. In it, she discusses everything from her obsession with The Godfather, music lessons, the intersection of Michigan and Wacker in Chicago, to her experience retracing her ancestors' journey on …

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Unfamiliar Fishes is a nonfiction book by This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell, first published in 2011 in print and audiobook versions.

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Radio On: A Listener's Diary is the first book by Sarah Vowell. In the book, she writes about listening to the radio for an entire year, switching between rock stations, talk radio, and NPR. In the book she bemoans the state of radio in the United States, referring to it as a "dreary, intelligence-insulting, ugly, …