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Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America

by Glenn Alan Cheney

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Here are the most recent reader reviews at amazon where the book is rated at 4.8 stars.

Dale W.

5.0 out of 5 stars

A must for anyone interested in The Mayflower Pilgrims

October 28, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition-Verified Purchase

As an English person living in the USA, I had never really understood the significance of Thanksgiving. BUT then I had a DNA test and discovered that I was a direct descendant of The Mayflower Pilgrims. So now my interest in Thanksgiving has taken a different direction altogether!

This book was recommended on another author's Facebook page, as a book that should be read by anyone with an interest in The Mayflower Pilgrims. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Highly recommend it.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Reading this book had a great impact on me

October 24, 2019

Format: Hardcover

Not to compare Glenn Cheney to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, except to say that the impact of reading his "Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America" was similar for me to that of "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch." Cheney's tale is not about the individuals' feats of heroism but of the risks, vulnerabilities, and their will to not only survive but to succeed against privation, disease, and weather. Everything seemed to be against the Puritans, and those they called the Strangers -- commonly known together as Pilgrims -- until they met a native American who spoke English. He introduced them to the local tribal leaders, some with whom they formed an alliance. This is a well-told nonfiction story that I want to share with my extended family. In that pursuit, I purchased 12 copies to provide as gifts instead of trading Christmas ornaments, as is usual each year. I think it's so important for this book to be read and passed on to our friends, brothers, sisters, children and grandchildren. Don't wait until Thanksgiving to read it; it's applicable any time during the year. Personally, I give thanks for these immigrants and what they endured to become Americans. They were heroes, particularly in their integrity and diplomacy.

5.0 out of 5 stars


October 16, 2019

Format: Paperback

Awesome to learn about your ancestry and heritage. Teaches you facts you never learned in school by going in depth. Very well researched. I recommend this book to anyone is not only a descendant but also a history buff.

New Art

4.0 out of 5 stars

First year in America was rough.

August 4, 2019

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Overall an excellent, easy read.


5.0 out of 5 stars

Loved reading about my ancestors

June 21, 2019

Format: Paperback-Verified Purchase

Excellent book on the pilgrims. I enjoyed reading about my ancestors who survived the journey and were part of the first Thanksgiving. Detailed on how they survived and the miracles that occurred.

Jamie O'Donnell

5.0 out of 5 stars

Good book, kids should read this for book reports.

June 9, 2019

Format: Hardcover-Verified Purchase

Informative, historical, truthful.

5.0 out of 5 stars


June 8, 2019

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Very good book

Jayne Larion

5.0 out of 5 stars

Mayflower History - very easy read

March 30, 2019

Format: Hardcover-Verified Purchase

Accurate, down to earth explanation of the pilgrims, before leaving England, during the voyage and their experience in the new land.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Captivating and descriptive!

March 13, 2019

Format: Paperback

A wonderful book, easily read, well researched and descriptive of the people, the places and their journey to this New World and their struggles to stay and build a home colony. If you think this was easy, think again. It was hard, dangerous work with threats at every turn. A faboulous read! Captivating at every turn of the page!


5.0 out of 5 stars

so far, so good

March 3, 2019

Format: Paperback-Verified Purchase

I have not gotten into this more than a chapter or two so far. I purchased it like many, because I found Pilgrim ancestors in my family history. This book is written well, with moments of humor, which makes it a fun read. I just need to settle down and finish reading it. Should provide some great insights into how my distant ancestors lived, to give up everything, live on a small, very overcrowded boat sailing for several months, and then to finally land in the middle of winter with no food or shelter. No wonder half of the original Pilgrims died that first year.