Fact instead of Fiction in "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War" Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

A review of "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War" by Nathaniel Philbrick.
# 116318 | 798 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US


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This paper relates that Nathaniel Philbrick in "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War" aims to substitute fact for fiction in the great American myth of the Pilgrim forefathers' experiences in the New World. The paper describes the scope of the book and outlines the author's major points as well minor points. The paper posits that the author did an excellent job of bringing the people of whom he writes to life and helping modern readers understand the complexities and failures of both sides.

From the Paper:

"Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War was written by Nathaniel Philbrick and published by The Penguin Group in New York City, NY in 2006. It strives to substitute fact for fiction in the great American myth of our Pilgrim forefathers' (and foremothers') experiences in the New World. More importantly, it seeks to look at the factually complex and morally ambiguous events that came after that First Thanksgiving and illuminate the ways in which the Pilgrims and their children maintained more than fifty years of peace with the Wampanoag Indians before that peace devolved into one of the deadliest wars ever fought on American soil. In that light, the author says, "Instead of the story we already know, it becomes the story we need to know.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War. New York City, NY, USA. The Penguin Group, 2006.

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APA Format

Fact instead of Fiction in "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War" (2009, September 13) Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/fact-instead-of-fiction-in-mayflower-a-story-of-courage-community-and-war-116318/

MLA Format

"Fact instead of Fiction in "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War"" 13 September 2009. Web. 21 April. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/fact-instead-of-fiction-in-mayflower-a-story-of-courage-community-and-war-116318/>

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