History Book Group: Mayflower
The Decorah Public Library history book group will discuss Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War Thursday Mar. 20 on the 2nd floor of the library. Books are currently available for checkout at the front desk. The special 2-hour discussion (6-8 p.m.) will also include postponed Feb. book Wars of the Roses.
How did America begin? This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals, the story does not end with the First Thanksgiving; instead, it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic and heroic, and that still carries meaning for us today.
The author evokes the drama of the voyage, the eerie emptiness of coastal New England in the fall of 1620, and the large and small decisions that determined how everything would unfold for centuries to come- his tale will startle anyone who thought they knew the story of the Pilgrims.
The history book group usually meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third or fourth Thursday of each month; newcomers are always welcome. The group will discuss The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 17. Call Kristin at 563-382-3717 with questions.