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A Puritan view

Sarah Vowell next to Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop's tomb in Boston. Sarah Vowell next to Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop's tomb in Boston. (Lisa Poole/Associated press)
November 11, 2008

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Sarah Vowell's books offer up the sort of chatty, cheeky history lessons that make erudite reading far breezier than it should be. The NPR correspondent's latest book, "The Wordy Shipmates," tracks the Puritans' settlement of Boston in 1632 and relays the growing pains of the religious rabble-rousers as they attempted to settle in their new surroundings. (Full article: 488 words)

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