By Sarah Vowell
Essayist and public radio usual Vowell (Assassination holiday) revisits America's Puritan roots during this witty exploration of the ways that our country's current predicaments are inextricably tied to its prior. In a mode much less colloquial than her prior books, Vowell lines the 1630 trip of a number of key English colonists and contributors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. premiere between those males was once John Winthrop, who might develop into governor of Massachusetts. whereas the Puritans who had prior sailed to Plymouth at the Mayflower have been separatists, Winthrop's fans remained unswerving to England, spurred on by way of Puritan Reverend John Cotton's proclamation that they have been God's selected humans. Vowell underscores that the probably minute changes among the Plymouth Puritans and the Massachusetts Puritans have been as significant because the present Sunni/Shia Muslim rift. Gracefully interspersing her historical past lesson with own anecdotes, Vowell deals reflections which are either a laugh (colonial background lesson through The Brady Bunch) and delicate (watching New Yorkers patiently ready in line to donate blood after 9/11).
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Below, in the opening heat, Aragon catches a left jab from Carter (right) in a sign this rematch would be much different than their first go-round. Aragon, weakened from having to make weight, was dropped to the canvas in the sixth and 15th rounds as Carter retained his title with a 15-round unanimous decision at the Olympic Auditorium. 31 The Mexican Sportswriters Association held its first banquet at Club Zarape, at 2905 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, on November 25, 1951, to present the award to the most outstanding Mexican fighter of all time.
On the evening of a title fight, the Olympic Auditorium carried a special magic, violent, and electric atmosphere that permeated the entire arena. ) 53 Mando Ramos (center), shown dancing with two showgirls, enjoyed the nightlife and all that the late 1960s had to offer a talented young boxer in Southern California. But with everything coming so easy (including big paydays that made Ramos the richest teenager in sports), wine, women, and song took it away just as fast. Ramos displayed respectable knockout power but abused his boxing potential by living in the fast lane.
Lopez, who won the California welterweight championship in 1967, was nicknamed “Indian Red” because of his red hair and Native American heritage that was mixed with Mexican and Irish blood. Pictured below are, from left to right, Lewis, future world lightweight champion Mando Ramos, and Lopez. Lopez fought from 1963 until an ill-advised on the spot comeback in 1987, ending his career with 48 wins (24 knockouts), 13 losses, and 1 draw. 48 Mando Ramos was a colorful and charismatic boxer with a killer instinct who fought to many turn away crowds at the Olympic Auditorium.
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell