Boston, MA, November 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- New Word City llc announces the publication of One Small Candle – The Pilgrims’ First Year in America by New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Thomas Fleming.
This vivid, deeply moving book begins in London in 1620 as Pilgrim representatives sign a contract to purchase the freighter Mayflower. We accompany them as they endure a harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, the rigors of the New England winter, and the ever-present threat of Indian attack as they desperately search for the home they eventually find at Plymouth. Once there, they must continue the struggle against brutal weather and disease.
With masterly skill, Fleming gives us life-size portraits of the Pilgrim leaders. The Pilgrims’ unique achievements – the Mayflower Compact, their tolerance of other faiths, the strict separation of church and state – are discussed in the context of the first year’s anxieties and crises. Fleming tells the story of William Bradford and Miles Standish, the younger men who emerged as the leaders of the colony. And he provides new insights into the deep humanity of the Pilgrims’ spiritual shepherd, Elder William Brewster.
By the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims are already beginning to understand that they are the forerunners of a great nation. It is implicit in William Bradford’s words, “As one small candle may light a thousand, so the light kindled here has shone until many. . . .”
About The Author
New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is one of the most distinguished and productive historians and novelists of our time. He has written 20 nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. He has also written 23 historical novels, many of them bestsellers.
About New Word City
New Word City llc is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, specializing in and pioneering short-form eBooks on a variety of topics, such as biographies, business, fiction, food, history, sports, and travel. Its eBooks appear regularly on a number of bestseller lists. Its titles are also featured each week on the Starbucks Digital Network.