Mayflower: Book summary and reviews of Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mayflower

A Story of Courage, Community, and War

by Nathaniel Philbrick

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Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

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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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Nathaniel Philbrick grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in America Literature from Duke University, where he was a James B. Duke Fellow. He was Brown University's first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978, the same year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, Rhode Island. After working as an editor at Sailing World magazine, he wrote and edited several books about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor, Second Wind, and Yaahting: A Parody.     In 2000, Philbrick published the New York Times bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The book is the basis of the Warner Bros. motion picture Heart of ...

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