Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War PDF

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War HOW DID AMERICA BEGIN This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick 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 new book, the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving instead, it is a fifty five year epic that is at once tragic and heroic, and still carries meaning for us today

10 thoughts on “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

  1. says:

    I have to admit, I am one of those na ve Americans that has walked around in a bit of a fantasy land when it comes to the history of Plymouth and the Pilgrims From grade school, I knew they desired freedom to worship their religion without persecution In order to do so, they faced a difficult journey aboard the Mayflower prior to landing on the shores of New England There s

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    For sixty five days, the Mayflower had blundered her way through storms and headwinds, her bottom a shaggy pelt of seaweed and barnacles, her leaky decks spewing salt water onto her passengers devoted heads There were 102 of them 104 if you counted the two dogs Most of their provisions and equipment were beneath them in the hold, the primary storage area of the vessel The passeng

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    Spoiler Alert The Mayflower lands in Plymouth Rocks fall, all the Native Americans die One of the most interesting things about Mayflower is how little of it actually dealt with the ship itself The Pilgrims are settled well, settled , and the Mayflower headed back to England to fall into disrepair and be sold for scrap by page 80 More than half the book is spent on King Philip s War a

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    I was enthralled with this popular history of the first 60 years of Plymouth Colony starting with the Mayflower landing in 1620 With a focus on the actions and decisions of a limited set of key individuals, Philbrick s account brings to life the initial desperate events of the colony half of the initial 102 died the first year and the early years of dependence on the support of the Pokenok

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    Pilgrims Indians War This is an in depth look at the first years of the colonists in New England, and also the terrible war with the Indians that the next generation faced Philbrick s book is called Mayflower, but only the first section of it focuses on the sea voyage and the Mayflower Compact I was especially interested in learning what the colonists did in the early days of their settlement,

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    Nathaniel Philbrick s book Mayflower appears at first glance to be merely a recounting of the Pilgrims journey to the New World and their miraculous survival that first winter culminating in the first Thanksgiving, that s all here, but takes up only about 80 pages of the 450 page book In reality, Philbrick offers the reader a complete history of Plymouth Colony from 1620 1691 when it was merged into

  7. says:

    A little bit of a backstory on this, one of my ancestors came over on the Mayflower so I have a personal interest in the people who made the journey.This book featured the well written information I have come to expect by Nathaniel Philbrick I enjoyed reading this piece of history.Possible spoilersI didn t give this book five stars, because I thought that one event was focused on too much, and not the ac

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    This was an experience similar to David McCullough s John Adams biography for me It opened my eyes to a world I only had vague images about And, I come away a little bit bitter and bothered by many different aspects of human behavior, the big one man s intolerance of other people and their cultures and many times, their ability to blame their bad behavior on the teachings of the Bible or other beliefs in what

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    A must read if you re from New England or interested in early colonial era history Philbrick s Mayflower is written to capture your interest in a way you might not expect a book on the Pil YAWN grims could You ll find muchdetail with waytruth in this book than anything you learned about those uptight prigs in elementary school

  10. says:

    Instead of the story we already know, it becomes the story we need to know This story had very little to do with the voyage of the Mayflower or even the Mayflower Compact but is indeed an in depth Story of Courage, Community, and War Growing up I had learned the popular version of the story of the Pilgrims They left Europe seeking religious freedom and after a difficult voyage on the Mayflower settled in New England wh

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