Stacey's Reviews > Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
1023481
's review
Jan 24, 09

Read in January, 2009

This is an important book. I tend to feel a little leary whenever I hear someone say: “this should be required reading for every American…” but I found myself uttering those very words more than once as I read this book. Philbrick’s narrative debunks the notion of the first Thanksgiving many have come to know and love and provides us instead with the real story of the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. The plight of the first settlers and their interaction with the Native Americans turns out to be an epic journy—complicated, and at times quite sobering. What I found the most interesting (and ironic) is the fact that the Pilgrim’s came to this Country seeking religious freedom, only to inflict social and religious intolerance on the inhabitants here. This is both educational and fascinating—a non-fiction that reads like fiction is a rare treat.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Mayflower.
sign in »

Reading Progress

01/17/2009 page 100
20.83% "This is turning out to be an absolutely fascinating read!"
show 1 hidden update…

Comments (showing 1-4 of 4) (4 new)

dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I am interested to hear what you think. Both my dad and Mark read this a couple years ago and enjoyed it! In fact, it might be in a pile of books beside my bed...hmmm...


message 2: by Stacey (last edited Dec 18, 2008 01:31PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Stacey Amanda wrote: "I am interested to hear what you think. Both my dad and Mark read this a couple years ago and enjoyed it! In fact, it might be in a pile of books beside my bed...hmmm..."

Yes, if I ever get to reading the books that I'm supposed to be "currently reading" (clearly, I use that term loosely...), this one's next on my list! I've heard great things about it.



message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda How's the book so far???


message 4: by Stacey (last edited Jan 14, 2009 07:49PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Stacey I haven't even started it yet! And now that I have 20 new and exciting books coming to my front door, I could very well be changing directions here real soon. I'll keep you posted...


back to top