Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."
--The New York Times Book Review
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history
New York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the Year
How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the English colonists and natives alike. These events shaped the existing communites and the country that would grow from them.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing
I read this alongside the version abridged for a YA audience, which my children and I read together, to prepare for a trip to Plimoth Plantation. I was very impressed at Philbrick's ability to present ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - glade1 - LibraryThing
This is way more than just the story of the Mayflower. Using that incident as the initiation and focus for the next 50-75 years of history, Philbrick discusses not only the founding of the colony at ... Read full review
ELEVEN The Ancient Mother
TWELVE The Trial
THIRTEEN Kindling the Flame
FOURTEEN The God of Armies
FIFTEEN In a Strange
SIXTEEN The Better Side of the Hedge
EIGHT The Wall
NINE A Ruffling Course
TEN One Small Candle