Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims

"Don't know much about history..."

Good. Now that I've given you that earworm, let me tell you about Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims. Although you may be familiar with the grownup versions of the Don't Know Much About series, you may not know that the line also includes book written just for children. Written in a casual and occasionally funny style (but serious when the situation warrants), Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims is a terrific read anytime you want to know more about this peculiar group of people.

When once the Pilgrims received nothing but adulations, they often now receive criticism, suspicion, and contempt. Kenneth C. Davis strikes a remarkable balance between the two sides, showing both their negative and positive contributions. Perfect for any time of the year, Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims is a satisfactory look at this fascinating time in American history.

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