Sunday, November 30, 2008
Well happy belated Thanksgiving to everyone. I'm sure as we were all sitting around eating masses of food and watching football, you were thinking to yourself, I wish I knew more about the Pilgrims and the first 60 years or so in America than I remember from my elementary school Thanksgiving plays (maybe that was just me? I was an Indian, my name was Silver Shell. Yes, I remember that from 4th grade). Well, fear not, I have a great book for you to read! Mayflower, which actually covers way more than just the Mayflower, is a terrific look at everything from the Pilgrims attempting to come to Virginia, to the beginnings of settlement by the Puritans, all the way through King Phillip's War. I actually conducted an informal survey and apparently King Phillip's War is not the common knowledge I thought it was! So I highly recommend this book if you're looking to find out more about the early days of American settlement. And sure, maybe nobody has the time/interest to read this book, but I figure what the hell, I'll tell you about it anyway.