April (The Steadfast Reader)'s Reviews > Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Feb 05, 2008

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bookshelves: history, non-fiction
Read from April 03 to 10, 2012

Had I actually read this book rather than listened to the audio on my commute I think it would have been inaccessible to me. Dry and littered with (admittedly necessary) Native American names, it's just a bit of overload.

Still, it definitely made me think of the circular nature of history. It feels what is happening overseas is a bit like what the Pilgrims ended up doing to the Native Americans - dehumanizing them to the point it was possible to slaughter and torture them.

Good for people with a thirst for knowledge for this period of American history.

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