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A Great and Godly Adventure: The Pilgrism and the Myth of the First Thanksgiving

Hodgson, Godfrey

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ISBN 10: 1586483730 / ISBN 13: 9781586483739
Published by Public Affairs, 2006
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First printing. The author deconstructs the original Thanksgiving story in a very readable narrative, providing an account of the actual times, customs and participants. Chapter Notes included. Book near fine. DJ also near fine with one tiny tear to DJ front flap. 212 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 11574

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Title: A Great and Godly Adventure: The Pilgrism ...

Publisher: Public Affairs

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The first Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated with turkey (there weren't any in Massachusetts) and didn't take place in 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didn't think of themselves as Pilgrims and were most certainly not revolutionaries against their king, were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter. They probably would have been had the local Indian population not been affected even worse by disease and starvation.

In this fascinating history of America's favorite creation myth, peppered with delightful and unexpected insights, Godfrey Hodgson throws new light on the radicalism of the so-called Pilgrims, the financing of their trip, the state of the Indian tribes that they encountered when they landed and the reasons why Plymouth probably didn't have a rock.

About the Author:

Godfrey Hodgson is currently a visiting journalism professor at the City University in London, and has just retired as director of the Reuters Foundation Programme at Oxford University, where for eight years he was a Fellow of Green College. He is the author of four previous books.

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