Thursday, December 6, 2007

Book Review: Mayflower

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick is basically a history book. It's an account of the Pilgrims beginning with their decision to migrate to America and going through King Philip's War 50 years after they landed in Plymouth.

It was interesting to read because it was more than I ever knew about the people who inspired our yearly Thanksgiving celebration. However, it is a very dry read. Practically arid. There's just no human emotion, but then how could there be without speculation.

If you're a history buff or are particularly interested in the Pilgrims and early settlers of the New England area, then you'd probably like it. Otherwise, I just can't recommend it.

Next month: Garden Spells

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