Thorndike Press


  • Nathaniel Philbrick
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  • ISBN-10: 1594131864
  • ISBN-13: 9781594131868
  • DDC: 974.4
  • Shipping Weight: 2.10 lbs ( .95 kgs)
  • 824 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released May 2007
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea - winner of the National Book Award - the startling story of the Plymouth Colony. From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals in his spellbinding new book, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound.

Nathaniel Philbrick lives on Nantucket Island.


Customer Reviews

". . . a jaw-dropping epic of heroes and villains, bravery and bigotry, folly and forgiveness. Philbrick delivers a masterly told story that will appeal to lay readers and history buffs alike. Clearly one of the year's best books . . ." - starred, Library Journal

— Library Journal

"A sterling synthesis of sources, Philbrick's epic seems poised to become a critical and commercial hit." - Booklist

— Booklist

"In this remarkable effort, Philbrick examines the history of Plymouth Colony. For Philbrick, this is yet another award-worthy story of survival." - starred, Publishers Weekly

— Publishers Weekly