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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War


The startling story of the Plymouth Colony--from the flight to religious freedom to the war that ravaged New England--is told by the bestselling ... Show synopsis

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by Trektark on May 20, 2009

This was a great book! Philbrick did a phenomenal job in presenting the story of the Mayflower settlers. I learned things I did not know. I hadn't actually realized how difficult it had been for them to settle and survive, especially that first year. This is an absolutely riveting essay of those ... More


Really Good History

by Evelyn on Jan 22, 2009

History becomes drama and mystery both. I have never before had a time line in history that kept me wanting to find out what came next or an author whose clarity and style kept me so involved. Neither parties were innocent in the events that took place. Both parties were somewhat naive.The colonists ... More


A realistic account.

by bookybird on Jul 24, 2008

A brilliant read for all lovers of American history. Told in such a way that the true characters become real people to the reader. A realistic, unromantic account of the birth of America. More


excellent read

by Lesliefern on Aug 4, 2007

Although Mayflower begins as the story of the Pilgrims and their journey, it also tells of the impact they had on the Native Americans of the area. Massasoit and his son King Philip had very different attitudes towards the settlers and how to deal with them. The story of the ensuing battle for control ... More


A must read before Thanksgiving

by Stevesopinion on Aug 2, 2007

Nathaniel Philbrick really did his homework to portray the Pilgrims life in Mayflower. Mayflower will give you a much different perspective than what you were told and read throughout your school years. Many surprises throughout the book. I am not a history buff, however, this book sparked that "need ... More

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