Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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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