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A Story of Courage, Community, and War

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143111979, 463pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2007

"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."
--The New York Times Book Review
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history
New York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the Year

How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the English colonists and natives alike. These events shaped the existing communites and the country that would grow from them.

About the Author
Nathaniel Philbrickis the author ofIn the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award;Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize;Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award;Sea of Glory;The Last Stand;Why Read Moby Dick?;Away Off Shore;and most recently, Valiant Ambition. He lives in Nantucket."

Praise For Mayflower

Startling [and] fascinating. (The New York Times)