The ship itself was obscure and small, valued at a mere 128 pounds, eight shillings, and fourpence. Each passenger had a total area the size of a single mattress under a five-foot ceiling in which to cook, eat, sleep, dress and all the rest of living.
During the months-long journey, one Pilgrim died. Another, washed overboard, was miraculously washed back on deck. A crew member, not so fortunate, perished. The landing at Plymouth was on the morning of Monday, December 11, 1620.
Ahead of this brave band lay a harsh winter, which robbed more than half the settlers of their lives. When spring came at last, 54 people were left, 21 of them under sixteen. But when the Mayflower sailed back to England, not one survivor asked to return.
The men and women of the Mayflower did not come seeking fame or profit. They sought—and found—peace. The agreement they drew up before landing was described by John Quincy Adams as “the first example in modern times of a social compact or system of government instituted by voluntary agreement conformable to the laws of nature, by men of equal rights and about to establish their community in a new country.”
This book reconstructs the voyage that linked European civilization and America, the facts behind what was to become the first legend of the American people, a pioneering journey that took nearly four centuries to come to life as it does in these pages.
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Kate Caffrey is a historian who also wrote the celebrated Out in the Midday Sun.
Miss Caffrey’s sprightly and readable account of the great adventure proves that in most cases truth is more exciting than fiction. (Indianapolis Star)
Kate Caffrey’s eye for telling detail and her knack for the apt metaphor make The Mayflower highly readable. (The Christian Science Monitor)
A sound, crisp and involving popular history. (Kirkus)
Entertaining and informative history. (Denver Post)
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Book Description DEUTSCH, 1975. Book Condition: Good. 1st UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP74836575
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A hardback book with both book and jacket in very good condition, dated 1975. Bookseller Inventory # 046237
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover,FINE/FINE, unpriceclipped dustjacket, 392 pp. Illustration, appendices, sources, index. Author makes brilliant use of the journal kept by William Bradford who became the Pilgrims' leader, which she supplements from other sources. It is not invention or speculation which infuses so much life into the story, but her irresistibly vigorous imaginative response to the facts. The more one thinks about the Pilgrims, and the more one learns about them, the more amazing their enterprise becomes. History has rarely provided a story better worth telling; and it is hard to think that anyone will ever tell it better than Kate Caffrey. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 013079
Book Description Andre Deutsch, Norfolk, 1975. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Brown and blue boards are clean and intact with gilt titling over spine and light edge wear. Dust jacket is clean and intact with wear. Text block is clean and sound with B+W images and light edge wear. Presumed first edition. 391 pages. Shipping charges may be adjusted. Photo of book provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 00038482
Book Description London Andre Deutsch, 1975. FIRST EDITION. Hardback. 8vo 9.5 x 6 inches. Gray cloth with gilt titles. Endpaper maps. Illustrated with photographic plates and maps. 392 pages including index and bibliography. Fine in Fine un-price-clipped dustwrapper. The story of the Pilgrim Fathers'. Bookseller Inventory # 6507
Book Description Andre Deutsch, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 392 pages. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. Some edge wear. Foxing to foredge. Bookseller Inventory # 001822
Book Description London Andre Deutsch 1975, 1975. Book Condition: fine. 1st edition. 392 pp. Green brown cloth with gilt title on spine, in a fine dust jacket. 8vo. Black and white illustrations in text with end paper maps front and rear. fine An historic narrative which follows the Pilgrims from their first defiance of the Church of England to the death of the last of them in America. Bookseller Inventory # 131117