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Title:Radio On: A Listener's Diary
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Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN:0312183011
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Non fiction, Essays, Music, Memoir, Humor, History

Radio On: A Listener's Diary by Sarah Vowell

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Radio On: A Listener's Diary There are approximately million radios in America For this savvy far reaching diary celebrated journalist and author Sarah 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 .

Throughout i Radio On i Vowell s touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy s after a pitcher of martinis Richard Roeper i Chicago Sun Times i

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Many think of as the defining year of American history when we became a nation devoted to the pursuit of happiness through self government In i Unfamiliar Fishes i Sarah Vowell argues that might be a year just as defining when in an orgy of imperialism the United States annexed Hawaii Puerto Rico and Guam and invaded first Cuba then the Philippines becoming an international superpower practically overnight br br Among the developments in these outposts of Vowell considers the Americanization of Hawaii the most intriguing From the arrival of New England missionaries in their goal to Christianize the local heathen to the coup d tat of the missionaries sons in which overthrew the Hawaiian queen the events leading up to American annexation feature a cast of beguiling and often appealing or tragic characters whalers who fired cannons at the Bible thumpers denying them their God given right to whores an incestuous princess pulled between her new god and her brother husband sugar barons lepers con men Theodore Roosevelt and the last Hawaiian queen a songwriter whose sentimental ode Aloha Oe serenaded the first Hawaiian president of the United States during his inaugural parade br br With her trademark smart alecky insights and reporting Vowell lights out to discover the off emblematic and exceptional history of the fiftieth state and in so doing finds America warts and all, In this latest collection of essays following i The Polysyllabic Spree i critic and author Nick Hornby continues the feverish survey of his swollen bookshelves offering a funny intelligent and unblinkered account of the stuff he s been reading Ranging from the middlebrow to the highbrow with unrepenting dips into the lowbrow Hornby s dispatches from his nightstand table serve as useful guides to contemporary letters with revelations on contemporary culture the intellectual scene and English football in equal measure br br, No description available, There are approximately million radios in America For this savvy far reaching diary celebrated journalist and author Sarah Vowell turned hers on and listened closely critically creatively for an entire year br br 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 br br Throughout i Radio On i Vowell s touch is about as delicate as Teddy Kennedy s after a pitcher of martinis Richard Roeper i Chicago Sun Times i