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The American dream of Captain John Smith

Author: J A Leo Lemay
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the character, writings, and ideals of Captain John Smith. Before sailing for Jamestown in 1607, Smith fought in two major European theatres of war, finally serving as captain of a Christian cavalry company in the Balkans fighting against the Turks. In America, he became early Virginia's most famous and feared Indian fighter. Powhatan himself testified that "if a twig but breake every one cryeth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Smith; John Smith
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J A Leo Lemay
ISBN: 0813913217 9780813913216
OCLC Number: 23139195
Description: ix, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Early and late dreams --
The writings of Captain John Smith --
Smith as travel writer --
The promoter of America --
The character of Smith --
Smith and the American Indian --
Powhatan and Smith --
Dissatisfaction with the social order --
The new American order.
Responsibility: J.A. Leo Lemay.

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A study of the character, writings and ideals of Captain John Smith, popularly recognized as the greatest English explorer and colonizer of his time. Reading closely the facts of Smith's life, the  Read more...

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