Booktalk: Historian Nathaniel Philbrick, author of “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War”

Author of more than a dozen books, historian Nathaniel Philbrick’sMayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War” details the perilous ocean crossing the European pilgrims made. Imagine the struggle of moving 2 mph for 3,000 miles over two months.

Yes, the Native American Wampanoags shared bounty with the Pilgrims at that first tense Thanksgiving, but unlike what many of us learned in grade school, it was an overwhelmingly Native affair.  As for the menu, probably yes to turkeys, ducks and venison but no to cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies. The author describes these and many other new facts about this epic time in American history.
Philbrick’s newest book is “Travels with George.”
Follow: @natphilbrick

This interview originally aired November 20, 2015.

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