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‘Philbrick’s account brings the Plymouth Colony and its leaders, including William Bradford, Benjamin Church and the bellicose, dwarfish Miles Standish, vividly to life. More importantly, he brings into focus a gruesome period in early American history. For Philbrick, this is yet another award-worthy story of survival.’ Publishers’ Weekly
Praise for ‘In the Heart of the Sea’:
‘Utterly gripping.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Brilliant.’ The Times
‘Superbly readable…elegantly written…a compelling study of the infinite human meanings of the sea itself.’ Guardian--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Nathaniel Philbrick is an historian and broadcaster who has written extensively about sailing. He is director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island, and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. He has lived in Nantucket with his wife and two children since 1986.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this book which explains why the pilgrims came to America and how they set their society up. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr Gordon Davidson
Quick service and a book that was in excellent condition, Nathaniel Philbrick always makes a good read regardless of the subject.Published 22 months ago by steve Jackson
I've always enjoyed Nathaniel Philbrick's books; he has a way of turning complicated history into an engaging narrative, and this book on the Pilgrim Fathers is no exception. Read morePublished on 13 May 2013 by C. Ball
Every American knows the story of the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. A group of Puritans escaping religious persecution set sail for America and land on Plymouth Rock. Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2012 by R Helen
Every American knows the story of the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving. A group of Puritans escaping religious persecution set sail for America and land on Plymouth Rock. Read morePublished on 10 Jun. 2012 by R Helen
"Mayflower" is the story, not just of a ship and the Pilgrims who sailed on it, but of a Pilgrim people, those who followed them, the Natives with whom they met and interacted and... Read morePublished on 1 May 2012 by James Gallen
This excellent book gives a good account of the trials and tribulations that happened before and after the sailing ,in 1620, of the Mayflower with its Pilgrim passengers. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2012 by G.I.Forbes
Following the group of English separatists, that would become to be known as the Pilgrims. From their exile firstly to Amsterdam, then Leiden, Holland. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2012 by Sue-A