Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

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Thomson Gale, 2007 - History - 823 pages
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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.

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User Review  - klburnside - LibraryThing

I read this for my book club. While it is a well researched historical account of the settling of Plymouth colony and King Philips war, I really just wasn't interested in the topic at all. There were ... Read full review

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

This book dwells briefly upon the reasons behind the flight of the Puritans from England to Netherlands and then onto the shores of America. What is covered in detail is the devastation wrought upon ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Nathaniel Philbrick was born in Boston Massachusetts on June 11, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Brown University and a master's degree in American literature from Duke University. In 1978, he was Brown University's first Intercollegiate All-American sailor and he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, Rhode Island. After graduate school, he worked for four years at Sailing World magazine. Afterward, he worked as a freelancer for a number of years and wrote/edited several sailing books including Yachting: A Parody. After moving to Nantucket in 1986, he became interested in the history of the island and wrote Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People. In 2000 he published In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. A motion picture of the book was released in December 2015. His other books include Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition; Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War; The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn; Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution; and Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.

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