Author: Philbrick, Nathaniel
Publisher: Harper Collins
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 461 page. Behind the quaint and pious version of the Mayflower story taught in schools lies the untold tale of violence, subterfuge and epic drama. This book follows the Pilgrim fathers on their perilous journey from England, through their first bitter North American winter, to their equally bitter battle, fifty years later, against the Native Americans. Among the litany of hardships, however, are stories of friendship among the settlers and indigenous peoples, whose assistance several times rescued the Pilgrims from otherwise certain death. This delicate and unstable relationship continued until King Philip's War in 1675, a conflict which decimated the English population and all but obliterated the native Wampanoag.