A Great and Godly Adventure
By Godfrey Hodgson
What really happened when the pilgrims came to America?
Thanksgiving is a holiday that touches many households across America. But from where did this famous holiday originate?
Through A Great and Godly Voyage, Godfrey Hodgson permits readers an understanding of Thanksgiving as the Pilgrims first intended it.
Beginning with the religious movements of the 17th century, Hodgson gives detailed description of the Pilgrim’s adventure to America.
From the financing of their trip, their exhausted first landing, the state of the Indian tribes that they encountered, and the perilous first winter that threatened their survival, establishing the colony was a brutal exercise.
A fascinating insight into America’s favourite creation myth, Hodgson’s carefully researched account of the path that led the Pilgrims to the New World is full of delightful and unexpected insights.
Providing a fresh, captivating perspective on the popular holiday, A Great and Godly Adventure is an enjoyable history of Thanksgiving’s evolution, perfect for fans of John Higham and Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Godfrey Hodgson was a White House correspondent for a London newspaper with a desk in the Washington Post newsroom during the Kennedy and Johnson years. He has worked as a reporter for print and television throughout the United States and has written sixteen books, most dealing with people and issues in American politics. He taught at Oxford University and lives in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Another of Hodgson’s titles, New Grand Tour, is also published by Endeavour Press.