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by Sarah Vowell
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TeaStitchRead rated it 3 years ago
This is my first time reading Sarah Vowell and I'll probably pick up more of her work in the future. It was funny in an amusing sort of way, as Vowell is my kind of historian and finds the more absurd or weird a lot more fun than rehashing the same details readers learned (maybe) in school. I liked ...
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Saturdays in Books rated it 4 years ago
When I got to the end of this book, I immediately purchased two more of Vowell's books in audio format even though I already own them in print. This is an entertaining jaunt through history with acerbic wit. A pleasure to listen to.
Kaethe rated it 5 years ago
I read this because Hamilton has been on repeat in my car for a year or something now, and he *is* my favorite fighting Frenchman after D'Artagnan and before General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas. I enjoyed learning about his family of military bigwigs and how desperate he was to get over here and fight. ...
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
Sarah Vowell’s acerbic, insightful wit comes through loud and clear in this fascinating account of French General Lafayette and his role in the American Revolution, but it took me a while to adjust to her irreverent banter in print--as well as being an author Vowell is also known for her radio piece...
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