Warwick Charlton is the British officer whose creative drive envisioned the rebuilding of the Mayflower and carried his project through to a successful end. His book is the record of a truly great peacetime adventure, a book to stand beside Kon Tik: and a memorial to international relations of the two great English speaking peoples. The first part of the text recounts the adventures of financing, planning and building; of the shipwrights' care in building a ship Drake might have sailed; of the contacts on both sides of the Atlantic which made the dream a reality; of the assumption here on the part of those who are rebuilding parts of the original Plymouth Plantation of responsibility for the reception of Mayflower II. The latter part is a magnificent log of the voyage under the captainship of Alan Villier; it recaptures the high spirit of England's great sailing days and the humble and sturdy spirit of the 103 Pilgrims who made that first voyage. It is a log of comradeship as well as navigation. Enthralling both in concept and execution- this is a great story, well told.