Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

faintingviolet’s #CBR4 review #35: Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

In Unfamiliar Fishes Sarah Vowell brings to life the time in the history of the United States when it transforms into a world power for the first time and begins to most closely resemble the United States we have today.  Set with a Hawaiian backdrop Vowell explores the reality of missionaries and imperialistic conquests at the end of the Spanish-American War. And helps explain those land issues you didn’t understand while watching The Descendants.

Vowell accomplishes in her writing a goal I can only hope to dream of achieving. She makes history relatable and interesting while also doing the legwork and primary source research to substantiate the thesis. More here.


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