Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award? winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as ?spellbinding? by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and extraordinarily vivid account of our most sacred... show more
Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award? winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as ?spellbinding? by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and extraordinarily vivid account of our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. From the Mayflower?s arduous Atlantic crossing to the eruption of King Philip?s War between colonists and natives decades later, Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims a fifty-five-year epic, at once tragic and heroic, that still resonates with us today.
Publish date: April 24th 2006
Pages no: 463
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, American History
My mom gave me this book; I do like most things genealogical, historical, and Americana (through WWI). Somewhere in my genealogical research a few years ago, I discovered that my mom's family has a line that *may* go back to William Brewster of the Mayflower, somehow. My ancestory.com account is dea...
I think were it not that I've been so spoiled by some amazing history books lately, I'd be rating this five stars. It's certainly the perfect book to read right before American Thanksgiving. The Mayflower, as every American schoolchild has been taught, is the name of the ship that brought the "Pilgr...
Oddly enough, I'm not that familiar with this time in American history. I've never heard of King Phillip's War before reading this book. There were parts of the War section of this book that made me feel a lot of sympathy for the Native Americans and very little for the Pilgrims (well, their childre...
Very educational, and interesting in that it is so educational. I don't have a strong foundation at all in early American history, and although I had heard of King Philip's War, I certainly had no idea of its scope or scale. I am also not familiar with the geography of this region of the country, ...
Engaging and eye-opening...