Ooh exciting! Just got an email from NEHGS today with the fall lineup of lectures. Since I will be in Boston this fall, my interest is peaked! Here’s one I am especially looking forward to:
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War
November 8, 2006, 7 p.m. presentation
Just in time for Thanksgiving, bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will speak on the subject of his latest book, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War. Publisher’s Weekly’s starred review praised Philbrick’s “remarkable effort” in bringing the founders of Plymouth Colony “vividly to life.” Winner of the National Book Award for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick is one of America’s leading popular historians, and his lecture on the subject of the Mayflower will surely be a fascinating one.
Philbrick is a great writer. I ended up reading In the Heart of the Sea after borrowing it from my friend Jojo, but leftovers were spilled over it.. so I bought her a new one and kept the slightly soggy version for myself! I am soon to purchase Mayflower.. but I always hesitate to buy books in hardcover. On the other hand, it should be an excellent addition to my library of colonial history books! Has anyone else read Mayflower yet?