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Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Mar 14, 2013

it was amazing

A thoroughly researched and detailed history of the earliest settlers unlike any of the stories you were told in grade school, this book shares the real history of the Pilgrims, their brutality towards the natives and the bloody war, known as King Phillip's war. At times the book does get bogged down with detail, but it is so well researched that the stories seem to come alive on the page. The story is full of vibrant characters like Mary Rowlandson who was captured by the indians or Benjamin Church, a dynamic military leader who sought to get indians to work along side his troops to win the war. History buffs will love reading this book.
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Reading Progress

March 14, 2013 – Shelved
March 15, 2013 – Started Reading
March 24, 2013 –
page 265
57.48%
October 12, 2015 –
page 270
58.57%
October 15, 2015 –
page 286
62.04%
October 15, 2015 –
page 294
63.77%
October 16, 2015 –
page 308
66.81%
October 29, 2015 –
page 308
66.81%
November 27, 2015 –
page 328
71.15%
November 28, 2015 – Finished Reading

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