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This captivating history of the first Thanksgiving reveals that much of what we think we know about the Pilgrims is wrong. The first Thanksgiving wasn't celebrated with turkey (there weren't any in Massachusetts, and even if there had been the Pilgrims' muskets were unlikely to fire quickly enough to kill one), or cranberry sauce (there was no sugar to sweeten the bitter fruit), and didn't take place until 1621. Indeed the settlers, who probably didn't think of themselves as Pilgrims and were certainly not revolutionaries against their king, were lucky not to be wiped out during their first winter. An original history of America's origins, "A Great and Godly Adventure" is peppered with delightful and unexpected insights. Godfrey Hodgson sheds 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586485047
ISBN-10: 1586485040
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Godfrey Hodgson

Godfrey Hodgson has divided his life between Great Britain and the United States, and he has worked in both countries as a newspaper and magazine journalist, a television reporter, documentary maker and as a university teacher and lecturer. He is currently a visiting journalism professor at 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.

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