Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Reviews on a Music Blog

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and WarMayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A predominantly great book marred by the increep of white guilt/New England liberal bias. Philbrick is both deft in his compositional skill and a masterful storyteller, but his uneven handling of the events of King Philip's War serves to detract from an otherwise marvelous work. Despite being a bit disappointed (as Philbrick has become a favorite author of mine and is usually fantastic at staying out of the way in regards to historical editorializing), I would still highly recommend the book - it is a marvelously well-written account of some little known and fascinating American history and the biases certainly don't rise to the level of revisionism.

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