by Nathaniel Philbrick
Philbrick rexamines the earliest days of Pilgrim settlers at Plymouth and, in carefully recreating the story, explodes some of the most firmly held beliefs about life in the earliest days of America.
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“This is a straight history but – and this is key – the emphasis is on the story. In this book Nathaniel Philbrick takes an event every American schoolchild knows about – the sailing of the Mayflower to North America in 1620 – and turns the comfortable mythology about that moment on its head.” Read more...
Catherine Manegold, Journalist