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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, And War
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date May 9, 2006
Pages 461
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670037605
ISBN-10 0670037605
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $29.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A history of the Pilgrim settlement of New England challenges popular misconceptions, discussing such topics as the diseases of European origin suffered by the Wampanoag tribe, the fragile working relationship between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors, and the devastating impact of the King Philip's War. By the author of Sea of Glory. 450,000 first printing.
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From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.

The Mayflower's religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor during a period of crisis for Native Americans as disease spread by European fishermen devastated their populations. Initially the two groups—the Wampanoags, under the charismatic and calculating chief Massasoit, and the Pilgrims, whose pugnacious military officer Miles Standish was barely five feet tall—maintained a fragile working relationship. But within decades, New England would erupt into King Philip's War, a savagely bloody conflict that nearly wiped out English colonists and natives alike and forever altered the face of the fledgling colonies and the country that would grow from them.

With towering figures like William Bradford and the distinctly American hero Benjamin Church at the center of his narrative, Philbrick has fashioned a fresh and compelling portrait of the dawn of American history—a history dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670037605 Book cover for 9780786286201
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (June 7, 2006)
9780786286201 | details & prices | 824 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $32.95
About: The startling story of the Plymouth Colony, from the flight to religious freedom to the war that ravaged New England, from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea.
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from Viking Pr (May 9, 2006)
9780670037605 | details & prices | 461 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $29.95
About: From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780143111979 Book cover for 9781594131868
 
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (May 15, 2007)
9781594131868 | details & prices | 823 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $15.95
About: From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (April 24, 2007)
9780143111979 | details & prices | 463 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A history of the Pilgrim settlement of New England discusses such topics as the diseases of European origin suffered by the Wampanoag tribe, the relationship between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors, and the impact of King Philip's War.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780143058755 Book cover for 9780143058885
 
With Edward Herrmann (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Viking Penguin Audio (May 4, 2006)
9780143058885 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Explores the history of the Plymouth Colony.
With George Guidall (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (May 4, 2006)
9780143058755 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.07 lbs | List price $44.95
About: A history of the Pilgrim settlement of New England discusses such topics as the diseases of European origin suffered by the Wampanoag tribe, the relationship between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors, and the impact of King Philip's War.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439560433 | details & prices | 463 pages | List price $25.00
About: From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth.

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