Title: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin 2006
Genre: U.S. History Nonfiction
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mount TBR; Dewey — 970s; My Years — 2006
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Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award-winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as “spellbinding” by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and extraordinarily vivid account of our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. From the Mayflower’s arduous Atlantic crossing to the eruption of King Philip’s War between colonists and natives decades later, Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims a fifty-five-year epic, at once tragic and heroic, that still resonates with us today.