Start conversations this Thanksgiving with The Pilgrim Chronicles, now in paperback!
All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us, the story ends after their brutal first winter at Plymouth with a supposedly peaceful encounter with Squanto and the Native Americans. Everything concludes with a happy first thanksgiving.
But the story does not end there. The story of the Pilgrims is the story of America, and cannot be chopped off in 1621. Through the vivid memoirs, letters, and personal accounts of the Pilgrims themselves, you will discover the full, compelling story of their anguished journey and heroic strength.
Award-winning historian Rod Gragg brings the Pilgrims to life in this lavishly illustrated guide, filled with moving, eyewitness narratives. From their persecution in England and painful exile in Holland to their voyage across the Atlantic and their struggle to survive among the Indians in an untamed wilderness, Gragg takes you on the harrowing and inspiring journey of a people seeking religious freedom, and in the process founding a great nation.