Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Miles Standish proud

Jonathan Yardley has a column on the new Nathaniel Philbrick book. It's entitled Mayflower, and because of the subject matter of his previous book, I assumed it would concern the sea voyage and nothing else. As the column and the Powell's site indicates, it is actually a history of the first fifty years of the Plymouth colony and it includes the devastating but little known King Phillip's War. I have another earlier book on that subject, but I imagine the Philbrick book will be far more readable.

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