Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
, 2007 - History
- 823 pages
A New York Times Bestseller -- From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea - winner of the National Book Award - the startling story of the Plymouth Colony.From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.Nathaniel Philbrick lives on Nantucket Island.