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Unfamiliar Fishes

Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell thinks of Hawaii as the most American state. She argues that it's "breathtaking in its beauty, sometimes hideously developed, overwhelmingly religious, impoverished (except for pockets of staggering wealth), crass and spiritual all at once." In Unfamiliar Fishes, she will explore the exceptional history of Hawaii with her personal reporting and trademark smart-aleckiness to find out the odd and emblematic history of Hawaii, and how it got to be that way. She will explain how Hawaii is Manifest Destiny's plate lunch. There will be cannibalism. There will be incest. There will massacres. There will be con men and dreamers. There will be racism. There will be Theodore Roosevelt. There will be history and Obama and America and opportunistic missionaries and warring whalers and kings and queens. And there will even be lepers. And therefore it will be a great and entertaining story of American history, told in Vowell's inimitable voice and in her unconventional style. Unfamiliar Fishes is a vacation into a colorful and riveting period in history with America's favorite historical travel companion, Sarah Vowell.

Sarah Vowell thinks of Hawaii as the most American state. She argues that it's "breathtaking in its beauty, sometimes hideously developed, overwhelmingly religious, impoverished (except for pockets of staggering wealth), crass and spiritual all at once." In Unfamiliar Fishes, she will explore the exceptional history of Hawaii with her personal reporting and trademark smart-aleckiness to find out the odd and emblematic history of Hawaii, and how it got to be that way. She will explain how Hawaii is Manifest Destiny's plate lunch. There will be cannibalism. There will be incest. There will massacres. There will be con men and dreamers. There will be racism. There will be Theodore Roosevelt. There will be history and Obama and America and opportunistic missionaries and warring whalers and kings and queens. And there will even be lepers. And therefore it will be a great and entertaining story of American history, told in Vowell's inimitable voice and in her unconventional style. Unfamiliar Fishes is a vacation into a colorful and riveting period in history with America's favorite historical travel companion, Sarah Vowell.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Sarah Vowell thinks of Hawaii as the most American state. She argues that it's "breathtaking in its beauty, sometimes hideously developed, overwhelmingly religious, impoverished (except for pockets of staggering wealth), crass and spiritual all at once." In Unfamiliar Fishes, she will explore the exceptional history of Hawaii with her personal reporting and trademark smart-aleckiness to find out the odd and emblematic history of Hawaii, and how it got to be that way. She will explain how Hawaii is Manifest Destiny's plate lunch. There will be cannibalism. There will be incest. There will massacres. There will be con men and dreamers. There will be racism. There will be Theodore Roosevelt. There will be history and Obama and America and opportunistic missionaries and warring whalers and kings and queens. And there will even be lepers. And therefore it will be a great and entertaining story of American history, told in Vowell's inimitable voice and in her unconventional style. Unfamiliar Fishes is a vacation into a colorful and riveting period in history with America's favorite historical travel companion, Sarah Vowell.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Catherine Keener, Edward Norton, John Hodgman, John Slattery, Keanu Reeves, Maya Rudolph, Paul Rudd

Length:

7h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:56