Christopher Hart

Unhappy Thanksgiving

Mayflower: A Voyage to War


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Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the hugely successful In the Heart of the Sea, the extraordinary story of the Essex, an early inspiration for the greatest of all Great American Novels About A Fish, Moby-Dick. Now he has taken as his subject another myth, indeed the founding myth of the United States: that of the Pilgrim Fathers and the first Thanksgiving, when they sat down with their friends the Indians and ate turkey and pumpkin pie and cranberry jelly together, and a great nation was born. 

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