Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages.--The New York Times Book ReviewFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize in HistoryNew York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the YearHow did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of In the Hurricanes Eye 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.
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Mayflower - Wikipedia Mayflower was an English ship that transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England to the New World in 1620. There were 102 passengers, and the crew is estimated to have been about 30, but the exact number is unknown. The ship has become a cultural icon in the history of the United States. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and …