Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War

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Ashley Schultz
Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.
In New York Times top ten best books of 2006, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Nathaniel Philbrick proposes to create a descriptive narrative of the Mayflower to better educate those that do not have enough information about the Mayflower. Philbrick tells the story of the Pilgrims from the escape in England all the way through the end of Kind Philip’s War. He begins by telling of the two voyages that bring the pilgrims to America. He then talks of the discovery, accommodation, community, and war of the pilgrims. He does this while using many resources, maps, and pictures. Philbrick uses three themes to identify the Pilgrims, which are courage, community, and war. He uses courage for the first part of the book, then transitions into accommodation, then into community, and ends with war. The book,
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He has a BA in English and a MA in American Literature because of his studies this makes him able to write great works. Philbrick is a credible author because some of his books, including Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, were included in some type of award, prize, or finalist. As written in the front of the book, in 2000, Philbrick published the “New York Times bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea.” This book also won the National Book Award. Also in the front of the book, he also published “Sea of Glory, which won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History prize.” Philbrick received honorary doctorates from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Roger Williams University. By seeing all of the awards and prizes Philbrick’s books has won, it shows that he is a credible author and writes enjoyable books to read. He is a great author and his strengths in Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War show

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