The first few chapters are very boring, but once they are on the Mayflower the story becomes extraordinary. How they got through the trip without all dying from scurvy or diphtheria or so many other diseases is beyond me. Once they got to America and settled near what is now Maine and didnt die from exposure is a miracle in itself. Thank God for Squanto and the other Indians and the friendships they made. A wonderful read once the story started. It is a must read for all who wondered how our country got started.