Sail Away With This Story

mayflower.jpgI mentioned recently that I have been trying to read about the past (if I don’t know about history how will I know if I have repeated it?) and I just read a great book, Mayflower by Nathan Philbrick, the story of how this nation was settled and the complex, seamy nature of that story.

I appreciate authors who can make history come alive on the page and Philbrick does that, providing a vivid account of how Euro-Americans came to this country seeking a religiously “pure” society. The book traces the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony — from the arduous Atlantic crossing to the eruption of King Philips War between colonists and Natives decades later.

This is a well-told epic and I am glad I know a little bit more about this important chapter in our nation’s founding. By the way, Philbrick also delves into the first Thanksgiving. Myth or reality? Read the book to find out!

Explore posts in the same categories: Recommendations

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: