Saints and Strangers – Willison, George F.

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Title: Saints and Strangers
Author: Willison, George F.
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: Time-life Books, New York
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: Time Life Edition
Book Condition: VG

Comments: Stain on top edge.

Synopsis: With this book George Willison has brought back to life men and women who were among the most stalwart of American ancestors. He has destroyed a myth that too long engendered the impression that the Pilgrims, while commendably pious and much to be admired, were withal a drab, stern folk – dedicated to prudery. For that injustice Saints and Strangers makes generous reparation. The reader will find himself living among lusty English men and women who were well aware of good food, good drink, and pleasurable living. They were an adventurous, hard-headed group, united in their campaign for freedom of worship. With them the reader will go through their term of exile in Holland, their long and troubled voyage from Old Europe to new America, and their hazardous period of settling on a strange bleak coast. It was in and around Scrooby, in almost the center of Queen Elizabeth’s England, that the movement began which a century later sent the Mayflower westward with its load of weavers, smiths, carpenters, printers, tailors, and such – with not a drop of blue blood among them. It was a long way, a roundabout way, a troubled way from Scooby Water to Plymouth Rock. With the keen, humorous, analytic eye of hte first-rate modern scholar and the chaste and limitless style of the first-rate modern writing man, Mr. Milliston has produced a realistic picture of these men and women who so often have been inaccurately portrayed.

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Title: Saints and Strangers
Author: Willison, George F.
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: Time-life Books, New York
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: Time Life Edition
Book Condition: VG

Comments: Stain on top edge.

Synopsis: With this book George Willison has brought back to life men and women who were among the most stalwart of American ancestors. He has destroyed a myth that too long engendered the impression that the Pilgrims, while commendably pious and much to be admired, were withal a drab, stern folk – dedicated to prudery. For that injustice Saints and Strangers makes generous reparation. The reader will find himself living among lusty English men and women who were well aware of good food, good drink, and pleasurable living. They were an adventurous, hard-headed group, united in their campaign for freedom of worship. With them the reader will go through their term of exile in Holland, their long and troubled voyage from Old Europe to new America, and their hazardous period of settling on a strange bleak coast. It was in and around Scrooby, in almost the center of Queen Elizabeth’s England, that the movement began which a century later sent the Mayflower westward with its load of weavers, smiths, carpenters, printers, tailors, and such – with not a drop of blue blood among them. It was a long way, a roundabout way, a troubled way from Scooby Water to Plymouth Rock. With the keen, humorous, analytic eye of hte first-rate modern scholar and the chaste and limitless style of the first-rate modern writing man, Mr. Milliston has produced a realistic picture of these men and women who so often have been inaccurately portrayed.

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