Tuesday, October 17, 2017

They Came for Freedom, a review


The subtitle of this new book by Jay Milbrandt is "The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims".  This is a fascinating account of the Pilgrims that answers many questions not taught in history books.  Including why the Pilgrims are associated so much with the founding of the country when in reality, there were others who came before them.

Milbrandt, in an easy-to-read style, shares the history of the Pilgrim's in Europe, the actual sea voyage as they came over on the Mayflower, their early years in the new land, and eventually what caused the downfall of their original dream.  From the beginning to the end of the book, I was fascinated by how the true story is even more interesting than the myths surrounding them.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves to read about the history of early America.  The text itself is easy to read and the Appendix includes: A Timeline of Events, A List of the Passengers on the Mayflower, The Mayflower Compact, and an in-depth Bibliography.

They Came for Freedom was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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2 comments:

Vee said...

Oh boy...this is a hard one for me to pass on...maybe it needs to be a Christmas gift. I’ll go put it on my wishlist.

Deanna Rabe said...

I love to read the real stories of the pilgrims.