Wednesday, October 24, 2012

At Sea


Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War - by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nonfiction. If you've ever wondered if the legends surrounding the first Thanksgiving in 1621 are fact or fiction, National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick tells the real tale in Mayflower. This well-researched and engaging history of the New England Pilgrim settlement discusses the famed voyage and landing at Plymouth Rock, set-backs such as violence, disease, and King Philip's War, and the relationship between the newcomers and the native peoples. This "fascinating story" is the perfect read for American history buffs traveling over the river and through the woods.

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