Mayflower

Nathaniel Philbrick Honored At Brown

(3.2) Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Mayflower” is one of my favorite books and will likely be the last word on the Pilgrims for some time. Such was my enthusiasm, that I subsequently picked up “Bunker Hill,” even though I wasn’t sure I needed an entire book on the subject, and it was equally fascinating. Philbrick has made […]

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A Conversation With Nathaniel Philbrick Wednesday

Nathaniel Philbrick’s compelling account of the Pilgrims’ first desperate year in Plymouth and the pressures back home that inspired such an ill-conceived venture is interesting enough, but the story in Mayflower continues through to King Philip’s War, a conflict that consumed all of Rhode Island and nearly wiped Providence off the map. The author, a

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Um, We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

If you like books but hate reading, then check out the latest from the History Channel.  They are now running an excellent show Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower.  Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s excellent ‘Mayflower’ (he is one of the talking heads) as well as other sources, this production takes you back to

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