The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

Rebecca Fraser's book about the Mayflower sheds new light on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness. But the story did not end there. All settlers had to become linguists, traders, and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country. With the aid of exciting contemporary documents, Rebecca Fraser Rebecca Fraser's book about the Mayflower sheds new light on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean a...

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Title:The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America
Author:Rebecca Fraser
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Number of Pages:358 pages pages

The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America Reviews

  • Socraticgadfly
    Dec 13, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

  • Katherine
    Dec 27, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

  • Janet
    Dec 24, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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    ...

    ...

  • Jim Cabaj
    Feb 04, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

  • Amy
    Jan 30, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kristine
    Dec 01, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

  • Mariann
    Nov 05, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

  • Wallis Chan
    Jan 16, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

  • Cindi Stewart
    Feb 05, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

  • Lehtomaki
    Dec 19, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

  • Janilyn Kocher
    Oct 29, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

  • Emmett Hoops
    Dec 28, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

  • Ben House
    Nov 24, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

  • Deb
    Oct 21, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

  • Carl Shirley
    Jan 01, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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  • Lorri Wright
    Dec 16, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

  • Jake
    Nov 09, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

  • St. Martin's Press Nonfiction
    Apr 18, 2016

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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    ...

  • Camille
    Nov 23, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

  • Julianne Beach
    Jan 22, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

    ...

  • Chris Safranski
    Nov 26, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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  • Rose
    Jan 27, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

  • Kimberly Brooks
    Dec 30, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

  • Dawn
    Jan 20, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

  • Roxanne
    Sep 12, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

  • Millianne Lehmann
    Dec 11, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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  • Joshua Kerr
    Oct 13, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

  • Bill Alliston
    Nov 15, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

    Nonfiction-history ...

    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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  • Virginia
    Nov 24, 2017

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

  • Wendy Lee
    Jan 05, 2018

    On this Thanksgiving Season in 2017, it is easy to think back to the American Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower, and the first Thanksgiving (which really wasn?t the first?Thanksgiving started in the southern colonies). The pleasant features of the story are ingrained into our ...

    I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway Program. Thank you! As a history book, it is a slow read. Your mind MUST be on what you are reading and nothing else. It gave the Pilgrims personalities. I felt like they were finally people and not just a group that did everything in one...

    This is an exceedingly interesting and engagingly written book. I was hesitant to purchase it because I thought it might be slightly fawning, as other books about the Mayflower families were. It is decidedly not fawning. The author makes clear the forces acting on each person were hist...

    Did not finish. Read about two-thirds of the book. This is a history book, but it's history through the lens of Edward Winslow's life. I generally enjoyed the earlier section of the book which detailed the struggle of the Puritans during the early days of the Plymouth colony. But there...

    The content was quite interesting, but honestly, her writing made it SO difficult to read! I don't think there was a single page where I did not see typos or an awkwardly worded sentence. Or a sentence that just did not make sense. ...

    The Mayflower aims to tell the story of the families, focusing on the Winslows, that fled to America and founded Plymouth. That?s what the subtitle says (?The Families, the Voyage and the Founding of America?). cover122138-mediumAnd that?s what Rebecca Fraser does for the first...

    A different perspective, but marred My own take was that this was probably a 3.5 star ... I bumped it down the half-star based on what the two reviewers with relatives of the period said on Amazon. My own take, in brief? 1. Being written as a British take offers something differ...

    The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America by Rebecca Fraser is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November. Written as a character study within the framework of history, it almost should've been called Plymouth, due to the extent of the timeline be...

    Have you ever wondered what the true motivations that drove the pilgrims and others to America in the beginning? In Rebecca Frasier's well documented account of what happened that brought the Mayflower to America. You see the buildup in the eyes of Edward Winslow as an apprentice print...

    The Mayflower is an in depth look at the history of Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims who settled it. Fraser introduces the cast of characters in a comfortable manner. So many died the first year of settle,met, it is astonishing the colony endured. The text includes copious footnotes an...

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This book is as much about the New England American Indians as it was about the Pilgrims. The author?s comprehensive research provides an intimate look at their lives as they struggled to survive in the untamed areas of the eastern shore. I le...

    I have always had an interest in New England history, especially pre-revolution and found this book most enjoyable and fairly readable once I got into it. It seems like a balanced view and I especially appreciated the background in the Netherlands and the description of the effects of ...

    Interesting and well developed picture of the "great event". Lots of concrete and well reasoned detail. With all the marriages and 'begats' - a family tree type of illustrated time line might have been helpful. ...

    I won this from Goodreads. It is a very long book but interesesting. It talks about the development in Plymouth Rock and around Cape Cod. Someone in my husbands family came from England around this time also but I guess on a different ship. ...

    The Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser is a deeply researched accounting of the build-up of tensions which resulted in the departure of numerous Puritans and others seeking out a new world. It follows the history of a significant few immigrants and their associations with the Native Americans...

    Good, but now quite what I expected. It should have been subtitled "The Founding of America, a Little bit about the Families except One, and Hardly anything about the Voyage". ...

    A very, well thought out book. Rebecca Fraser's work is insightful and brings forward what happened on their way to the new land as well as their lives after they arrived. ...

    This was a great book. I loved updating my knowledge on the New England first colonies. It was a fairly fast read and not nearly as dry as a lot of nonfiction. ...

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    There are some interesting new contents in this book, but the story-telling part was not as engaging as it could be ...

    I won this book in a giveaway. Rebecca Fraser does a great job telling the development of the Plymouth colony. The Settlers had to survive and evolve to their surroundings. ...

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