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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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    A vivid view of a major part of our history

    This is the view you never get when you are in your high school history class.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2006

    Good info, OK delivery

    Mayflower is an interesting book from a historical perspective. The author packs a great deal of information, heavily quoting from original sources and filled with notations. The book covers the period of time from the Pilgrims arrival in Plymouth and the end of King Philip¿s war in great detail. It is a bit of a dry read, more of a text book than a gripping novel. It is well written and events flow nicely, but it does not compare to an Ambrose historical novel like Undaunted Courage in ease of read or drawing in the reader. If you are interested in the events it is a better read than a history text, but it is not as good as a novel.

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