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Mayflower : a voyage to war / Nathaniel Philbrick.

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London [England] : Harper, c2006Description: xvii, 461 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0007151276.Subject(s): Bradford, William, 1590-1657 | Church, Benjamin, 1639-1718 | Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) | Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1600-1750 | King Philip's War, 1675-1676 | Puritans | Pilgrims -- United States -- history | Mayflower-Exploration | Massachusetts -- History -- New Plymouth, 1620-1691 | United States -- History -- 1600-1715 -- Colonial Period | Massachusetts -- History -- New Plymouth, 1620-169DDC classification: 973.2/2
Contents:
Preface : the two voyages -- They knew they were Pilgrims -- Dangerous shoals and roaring breakers -- Into the void -- Beaten with their own rod -- The heart of winter -- In a dark and dismal swamp -- Thanksgiving -- The wall -- A ruffling course -- One small candle -- The ancient mother -- The trial -- Kindling the flame -- The God of armies -- In a strange way -- The better side of the hedge -- Epilogue : conscience.
Formerly CIP. -Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-443)
Review: "How did America begin? This simple question launches author Nathaniel Philbrick on a journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this book, the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving; instead, it is a fifty-five year epic that is at once tragic and heroic, and still carries meaning for us today." "That crucial half-century, from 1620 to 1676, began in peril, ended in war, and contained the seeds of what would come to define America. Philbrick salutes the real courage of the Puritan true believers, willing to risk all for their religious convictions, as well as the generosity and sophistication of the Native Americans. But he also evokes the terrible fury of war."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Philbrick tells the story of the Pilgrim fathers who set sail on the Mayflower and the bloody battle they ultimately waged against the Native Americans. The author's history sets the stage for the later developments that would define the American nation and its west.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-443) and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-443)

Preface : the two voyages -- 1. They knew they were Pilgrims -- 2. Dangerous shoals and roaring breakers -- 3. Into the void -- 4. Beaten with their own rod -- 5. The heart of winter -- 6. In a dark and dismal swamp -- 7. Thanksgiving -- 8. The wall -- 9. A ruffling course -- 10. One small candle -- 11. The ancient mother -- 12. The trial -- 13. Kindling the flame -- 14. The God of armies -- 15. In a strange way -- 16. The better side of the hedge -- Epilogue : conscience.

Formerly CIP. -Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-443)

"How did America begin? This simple question launches author Nathaniel Philbrick on a journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this book, the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving; instead, it is a fifty-five year epic that is at once tragic and heroic, and still carries meaning for us today." "That crucial half-century, from 1620 to 1676, began in peril, ended in war, and contained the seeds of what would come to define America. Philbrick salutes the real courage of the Puritan true believers, willing to risk all for their religious convictions, as well as the generosity and sophistication of the Native Americans. But he also evokes the terrible fury of war."--BOOK JACKET.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Contents
  • List of Maps (p. xi)
  • Preface The Two Voyages (p. xiii)
  • Part I Discovery
  • 1 They Knew They Were Pilgrims (p. 3)
  • 2 Dangerous Shoals and Roaring Breakers (p. 35)
  • 3 Into the Void (p. 48)
  • 4 Beaten with Their Own Rod (p. 56)
  • 5 The Heart of Winter (p. 78)
  • 6 In a Dark and Dismal Swamp (p. 93)
  • 7 Thanksgiving (p. 104)
  • Part II Accommodation
  • 8 The Wall (p. 123)
  • 9 A Ruffling Course (p. 140)
  • Part III Community
  • 10 One Small Candle (p. 161)
  • 11 The Ancient Mother (p. 183)
  • 12 The Trial (p. 198)
  • Part IV War
  • 13 Kindling the Flame (p. 229)
  • 14 The God of Armies (p. 259)
  • 15 In a Strange Way (p. 284)
  • 16 The Better Side of the Hedge (p. 311)
  • epilogue Conscience (p. 345)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 359)
  • Notes (p. 363)
  • Bibliography (p. 415)
  • Index (p. 445)
  • Picture Credits (p. 462)