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Mayflower: Book summary and reviews of Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mayflower

A Story of Courage, Community, and War

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mayflower

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The startling story of the Plymouth Colony, from the flight to religious freedom to the war that ravaged New England, from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea.

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" (A) remarkable effort....For Philbrick, this is yet another award-worthy story of survival." - PW.
"Clearly one of the year's best books; highly recommended" - Library Journal.

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Ted McCallum

A Story of Home-Four Centuries Ago
Philbrick's account of the journey and the early days of America was fascinating to me for several reasons. The trip itself as well as the initial period on American soil was incredibly harsh and I was amazed by the conditions and how these people persevered. The detailed history of the area where I grew up and the ancestral names of people I knew personally was, to me, quite remarkable. I would recommend this book to all history buffs and particularly to those from the southern New England area.

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Nathaniel Philbrick Author Biography

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Nataniel Philbrick was born in Boston, Massachusetts, acquired a B.A in English from Brown and an MA in American Literature from Duke University. He worked for four years at Sailing World magazine; was a freelancer for a number of years, during which time he wrote/edited several sailing books, including Yachting: A Parody, for which he was the editor-in-chief. During this time he was also the primary caregiver for his two children. 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. He was offered the opportunity to start the Egan Maritime Institute in 1995, and in 2000 he published In the Heart of the Sea. The book is the basis of the forthcoming Warner Bros. motion picture Heart of the Sea, ...

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