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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and mercifully brief.
Sometimes it's good to have a small book about a big subject. The voyage of the Mayflower carries enough weight of history to inspire volumes of fat tomes but sometimes you simply want to know stuff like - what were the cabins like? and the weather? did they take pets? and how did they manage with going to the loo in stormy weather?
This brisk and unflinching account...
Published on 1 April 2013 by S. Lancaster

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More of a starter than a main course.
Well, I was really looking forward to an in-depth examination of the Mayflower episode, the background, historical development and importance of this seminal event. Even a critique of whether it was such a seminal event. Got instead a short summary that left me wanting a lot more than the book gave me. Not recommended - but it did spark an interest.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and mercifully brief., 1 April 2013
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S. Lancaster (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mayflower:The Voyage from Hell (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Sometimes it's good to have a small book about a big subject. The voyage of the Mayflower carries enough weight of history to inspire volumes of fat tomes but sometimes you simply want to know stuff like - what were the cabins like? and the weather? did they take pets? and how did they manage with going to the loo in stormy weather?
This brisk and unflinching account of who boarded a leaky old ship at the wrong end of the sailing season for a hellish journey to an uncharted shore, why they did it and what happened next would be a perfect primer for further reading of American history. Or if you read for the fun of it, it's just a really interesting little book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read that trots along at a good pace, 31 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Mayflower:The Voyage from Hell (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Really entertaining book. It lays out the story leading up to the famous voyage, as well as how the settlers got on after they arrived, and what happened to the famous ship afterwards.
An interesting read even if you aren't into history
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5.0 out of 5 stars America's illegal immigrants, 28 Mar. 2013
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Alison M. G. Finch "Tig" (Oxford, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mayflower:The Voyage from Hell (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Fascinating account of the voyage to America of the Mayflower pilgrims, fetishised in America's founding myths as a group of right minded people fleeing religious persecution in England (boo, hiss!). Turns out they were largely Dutch chancers, economic migrants in search of the buck and the freedoms that having money bestows. An eye-opening and iconoclastic read. I love it when history does this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More of a starter than a main course., 25 Jun. 2013
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Well, I was really looking forward to an in-depth examination of the Mayflower episode, the background, historical development and importance of this seminal event. Even a critique of whether it was such a seminal event. Got instead a short summary that left me wanting a lot more than the book gave me. Not recommended - but it did spark an interest.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TERRIFIC STUFF, 15 April 2013
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Mr. J. H. B. Lyttle "johnjohn" (London,UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mayflower:The Voyage from Hell (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Extremely well researched and dramatically told history lesson written with a light but knowledgeable touch. The perfect short read - would love the author to pen the hefty doorstep version.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 4 April 2013
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A well written book that gives its reader a wonderful insight into the harsh reality of life during and after the pilgrims journey to the new world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic tale, 5 Nov. 2013
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Much has been written about the Pilgrims from many different aspects. But this tale of the voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of their settlement answers a lot of assumptions. An informative and chilling read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 28 Oct. 2013
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The title led me to believe there was more to the book but it didn't deliver on content. This could have been an outstanding story with a little more background. I feel the auther could have developed the story to a much greater extent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good little read, 25 Sept. 2013
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Short but informative and captivating. A reminder of the bravery and ideals of another time. Well suited to a Kindle read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read., 17 Sept. 2013
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I knew little of the story of the Mayflower and found this an interesting and informative read. It corrects some of the misrepresentation of mythology and is more interesting because of that.
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