An easy to digest contemporary guide to the Mayflower Pilgrims.... a useful companion to the original text, Of Plimoth Plantation.... The book is excellent. - Jane Williams (Producer and Director of the documentary film, Pilgrim Home: In SearchMoreAn easy to digest contemporary guide to the Mayflower Pilgrims.... a useful companion to the original text, Of Plimoth Plantation....
The book is excellent. - Jane Williams (Producer and Director of the documentary film, Pilgrim Home: In Search of Scrooby Manor)You have heard of the Pilgrims, but have you read their true story? Here is the dramatic story of the Plymouth Pilgrims as told by an eyewitness to their lives: their persecutions, secret meetings, angry negotiations, religious disputes, savage storms, kidnaping and sabotage, fear and faith, and their desperate struggle to survive.
This is William Bradfords own story - the Plymouth Pilgrim thrust into the leadership of a struggling colony. His 400-year-old story is now carefully paraphrased for twenty-first century readers.FEATURES OF THIS BOOK:* A timeline of crucial historical events leading up to the Plymouth settlement.* Chapter questions for study, discussion, and reflection.* Maps and illustrations unique to this book.* Obscure historical references clarified within the text as part of the story.* The list of Mayflower passengers grouped into families.* Archaic language paraphrased into a clear, dramatic first-person account.* Adherence to the content, convictions, and chronology of Bradfords journal.This fresh retelling of the Pilgrims true story concludes with their first full year in the New World, thereby encompassing all the events that fascinate us most: from their persecutions in England, to their dangerous ocean voyage, their first encounters with Native Americans, their struggle against sickness and starvation, culminating with their now famous celebration that we call the First Thanksgiving.
In this book you will find neither patriotic hero-worship, nor politically correct revisionism. This is the true story of Governor William Bradford, with all his faith, fears, and frailties, but retold in modern language so readers may hear his story the way he might tell it today over a hot cup of tea at your kitchen table.