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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Communtiy, and War (Large Print)

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From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea — winner of the National Book Award — the startling story of the Plymouth Colony.

From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.

The Mayflower's religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor during a period of crisis for Native Americans as disease spread by European fishermen devastated their populations. Initially the two groups — the Wampanoags, under the charismatic and calculating chief Massasoit, and the Pilgrims, whose pugnacious military officer Miles Standish was barely five feet tall — maintained a fragile working relationship. But within decades, New England would erupt into King Philip's War, a savagely bloody conflict that nearly wiped out English colonists and natives alike and forever altered the face of the fledgling colonies and the country that would grow from them.

With towering figures like William Bradford and the distinctly American hero Benjamin Church at the center of his narrative, Philbrick has fashioned a fresh and compelling portrait of the dawn of American history — a history dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion.

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"Few periods in American history are as clouded in mythology and romantic fantasy as the Pilgrim settlement of New England. The Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, the first Thanksgiving, Miles Standish, John Alden and Priscilla ('Speak for yourself, John') Mullins — this is the stuff of legend, and we have thrilled to it for generations. Among many other things, it is what Nathaniel Philbrick calls 'a restorative... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"A judicious, fascinating work of revisionist history. Mayflower is a surprise-filled account of what are supposed to be some of the best-known events in this country's past but are instead an occasion for collective amnesia." Janet Maslin, New York Times

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"Readers who pick it up to learn more about the Mayflower and its passengers will find themselves pulled into a much bigger and ultimately more meaningful story." Boston Globe

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"Philbrick's tightly focused account of this critical time in the beginning of the United States confirms that its origins are tinged with blood, darkness, ignorance and betrayal with shafts of light here and there." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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"A sterling synthesis of sources, Philbrick's epic seems poised to become a critical and commercial hit." Booklist

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"Philbrick triumphs in Mayflower because he combines it with empathy to challenge...myths about America's beginnings." Los Angeles Times

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"[A] part of American history almost unknown...one can go through 12 years of public school...without ever hearing of Massasoit, the Pokasset tribe or King Philip's War." Seattle Times

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"Philbrick delivers a masterly told story that will appeal to lay readers and history buffs alike." Library Journal

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"In Philbrick's graceful retelling of a story many think they already know, the virtues and vices of each culture are given their due....A remarkably sensitive account." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594131868
Subtitle:
A Story of Courage, Communtiy, and War
Author:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Large Print Distribution
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
8.48x5.56x1.63 in. 2.09 lbs.

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"Review" by , "A judicious, fascinating work of revisionist history. Mayflower is a surprise-filled account of what are supposed to be some of the best-known events in this country's past but are instead an occasion for collective amnesia."
"Review" by , "Readers who pick it up to learn more about the Mayflower and its passengers will find themselves pulled into a much bigger and ultimately more meaningful story."
"Review" by , "Philbrick's tightly focused account of this critical time in the beginning of the United States confirms that its origins are tinged with blood, darkness, ignorance and betrayal with shafts of light here and there."
"Review" by , "A sterling synthesis of sources, Philbrick's epic seems poised to become a critical and commercial hit."
"Review" by , "Philbrick triumphs in Mayflower because he combines it with empathy to challenge...myths about America's beginnings."
"Review" by , "[A] part of American history almost unknown...one can go through 12 years of public school...without ever hearing of Massasoit, the Pokasset tribe or King Philip's War."
"Review" by , "Philbrick delivers a masterly told story that will appeal to lay readers and history buffs alike."
"Review" by , "In Philbrick's graceful retelling of a story many think they already know, the virtues and vices of each culture are given their due....A remarkably sensitive account."
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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