“[Philbrick] has written a judicious, fascinating work of revisionist history. Mayflower is a surprise-filled account of what are supposed to be some of the best-known events in this country’s past but are instead an occasion for collective amnesia. As Mr. Philbrick points out, the national memory tends to skip from the first Thanksgiving to the Shot Heard ‘Round the World without a clue about the 150 years in between.”— JANET MASLIN, NEW YORK TIMES
Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, does not simply recount the story all Americans know about its beginnings, but instead, tells the story we need to know.
Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World, is adapted from Mayflower, for younger readers and focuses primarily on the Pilgrims' quest for a new home where they could worship as they wished. Suggested for those in grade 7 and up.
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, 463 pages. Published by Penguin Books, 2007.
Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World, 368 pages. Published by Puffin Books, 2009.