Miles Standish

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As the only person aboard the Mayflower with military experience, Captain Miles Standish led a small militia that would defend the new colonial settlement in Plymouth. Protecting the colony was a task he performed with amazing success throughout his long career in the New World, though not without controversy. In his confrontations with Native Americans as well as with other colonists, Standish earned a reputation for his military leadership as well as his hot temper. Nearly 400 years after his many adventures, ...

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Overview

As the only person aboard the Mayflower with military experience, Captain Miles Standish led a small militia that would defend the new colonial settlement in Plymouth. Protecting the colony was a task he performed with amazing success throughout his long career in the New World, though not without controversy. In his confrontations with Native Americans as well as with other colonists, Standish earned a reputation for his military leadership as well as his hot temper. Nearly 400 years after his many adventures, Miles Standish remains a colorful character in the dramatic saga of the Plymouth Plantation. In this new biography, readers will learn about Standish's upbringing and his life in the New World.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137392
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Series: Leaders of the Colonial Era Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Stranger in a Strange Land 7

2 Mysterious Origins 13

3 A Hired Gun 24

4 The Voyage of the Mayflower 37

5 New Plymouth 53

6 Bringing Security to Plymouth 67

7 His Later Career 85

8 His Legacy 97

Chronology and Timeline 104

Bibliography 108

Further Resources 112

Picture Credits 113

Index 114

About the Author 118

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