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They Came For Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims by Jay Milbrandt
Little description: A page-turning story of the Pilgrims, the courageous band of freedom-seekers who set out for a new life for themselves and forever changed the course of history.
Once a year at Thanksgiving, we encounter Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats before promptly forgetting them. In the centuries since America began, the Pilgrims have been relegated to folklore and children’s stories, fairy-tale mascots for holiday parties and greeting cards.
The true story of the Pilgrim Fathers could not be more different. Beginning with the execution of two pastors deviating from the Elizabethan Church of England, the Pilgrims’ great journey was one of courageous faith, daring escape, and tenuous survival. Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution; of dreamers who voyaged the Atlantic and into the unknown when all other attempts had led to near-certain death; of survivors who struggled with newfound freedom. Loneliness led to starvation, tension gave way to war with natives, and suspicion broke the back of the very freedom they endeavored to achieve.
Despite the pain and turmoil of this high stakes triumph, the Pilgrim Fathers built the cornerstone for a nation dedicated to faith, freedom, and thankfulness. This is the epic story of the Pilgrims, an adventure that laid the bedrock for the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and the American identity.
Genre: Christian Fiction/ Religious/ Historical/ Colonial
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My thoughts: 4 stars out of 5
What American first emigrants ever felt? How did they managed to go through from the persecution in their homeland, the escape to the land of freedom, the dangerous voyage through the unknown ocean, deep hunger, new settlements, and the first meetings with new people and strange culture. New deaths, new lives, new land… How they can grasp to the old, firm faith that sustained them all these passing years?
One of the tales told about the Pilgrims… Here is their story. Take a deep breath, relax and remember to celebrate with new understanding of the History of American people, especially at the Thanksgiving time, let this book breath in new insights and appreciation to the past, present and a bright future. Remember them who brought you here to the land of Freedom- they thought of you!
Provided by BookLook Bloggers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.