Of Plymouth Plantation, by William Bradford
Of Plymouth Plantation, Kindle edition, amazon.com
Mayflower : A
Story of Courage, Community, and War (Hardcover)
by Nathaniel Philbrick
I enjoyed reading
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel
Philbrick. The book is about the Plymouth Colony, with focus on the early
years of the settlement and on the wars with the Indians in the 1670's.
In the first part of the book, William Bradford is the main "character" in
the narrative, and in the second part Benjamin Church, a militia captain.
Jill Lepore in the
New Yorker writes that Philbrick relies too heavily on a book
written by Church's son forty years after the events had taken place.
"This as-told-to, after-the-fact memoir is the single most unreliable
account of one of the most well-documented wars of the Colonial period,"
she says. I found the book interesting and pleasant to read. I am aware of
Jill Lepore's objection to the author's scholarship, but I am not
qualified to pass judgment on the matter.