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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Excellent book, thought provoking, enlightening

Excellent read, copious amounts of information. The author does an excellent job at laying out the facts of what really transpired in those early days on this continent. I was impressed, ashamed, and in awe of the colonists. Not your elementary story of Thanksgiving.

posted by Joseph_N on February 19, 2009

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

History via generals and battles

I was disappointed in this book. Thought I'd get a picture of the MAYFLOWER's *journey*. And after that I was looking for settlement information, how they lived and created their new communities, personal commentary on everyday life. Instead, the book was filled with th...
I was disappointed in this book. Thought I'd get a picture of the MAYFLOWER's *journey*. And after that I was looking for settlement information, how they lived and created their new communities, personal commentary on everyday life. Instead, the book was filled with the usual political-military minutiae of history books: leaders, battles, maneuvers, battle detail--who did what to whom. I did like the balance of responsibility between Native Americans and the English settlers. The only place I really became interested was when the woman captive related her observations. I found this book to be a tedious read.

posted by Anonymous on February 19, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2007

    History via generals and battles

    I was disappointed in this book. Thought I'd get a picture of the MAYFLOWER's *journey*. And after that I was looking for settlement information, how they lived and created their new communities, personal commentary on everyday life. Instead, the book was filled with the usual political-military minutiae of history books: leaders, battles, maneuvers, battle detail--who did what to whom. I did like the balance of responsibility between Native Americans and the English settlers. The only place I really became interested was when the woman captive related her observations. I found this book to be a tedious read.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2006

    Mayflower. or indian history?

    I was disappointed with the book. I felt that the author spent more on indian history of that time and blaming the pilgrims for everything that could go wrong. Althought the pilgrims were not any better then we are as humans today, he seemed to constantly put them as bad a light as possible. The indians were just as opportunistic as the europeans who came here to change their lives. Both people made mistakes and were not perfect, but making the pilgrims as the fall guys for everything that went wrong just doesn't get it. I had recently read the book about Manhattan and found that much more informative and more insiteful as to the beginnings of our country.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

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    The author discounts Jamestown. He fails to realize that had the Jamestown settlement failed, the Pilgrims most likely would not have sailed to the New World and this country would look quite different.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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