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
With a new preface marking the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower.
How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of In the Hurricane's Eye 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 - Biggaz - LibraryThing
A vivid account of the Pilgrims plight at settlement and the First Nations encounter with the newcomers. A splendid account of the early history of America especially for those unfamiliar with America's beginnings. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joannajuki - LibraryThing
Fascinating history as I research my early American ancestry. Gruesome, frightening, sad - reflects the best and worst of human nature and brings this time of exploration alive. I am convinced now ... Read full review