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|Named Person:||John Smith|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler
|ISBN:||0471485845 9780471485841 9780470128206 0470128208|
|Description:||xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Dreams of glory --
"To conquer is to live" --
Voyagers west --
The "first mover" of Jamestown --
A charge of mutiny --
Disease, dissension, and death --
The great American myth --
Conflicting agendas --
Seeking the future --
Smith vs. Newport --
Smith vs. Powhatan --
Smith takes charge --
"My hands have been my lands" --
The dream survives the man.
|Responsibility:||Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler.|
"That question has been asked repeatedly for centuries; now, here is the most definitive answer. Captain John Smith explores the true history behind the man who would become the person most directly responsible for the survival of the Jamestown colony. Based on Smith's own writings - which history has proven to be accurate - and on letters and diaries from other Jamestown colonists and archives in both Virginia and England, this enlightening volume focuses in riveting detail on the years Smith spent in Jamestown and his efforts to promote the colony after his return to England, while also covering his swashbuckling earlier life."
"Using newly discovered material, historians Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler present a well-rounded portrait of the Jamestown colony and Smith's accomplishments there, as well as new information on the Native Americans Smith and the other colonists encountered. The famous tale of Smith and Pocahontas carried down through history has distorted and even falsified their actual lives, turning them into colonial America's Romeo and Juliet. The Hooblers demythologize Smith's relationship with Pocahontas - who in reality was a preadolescent child - and examine the truth behind her efforts to rescue Smith from death, possibly more than once."--Jacket.
- Smith, John, -- 1580-1631.
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- Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
- Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
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- Frontier and pioneer life -- Virginia -- Jamestown.
- Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.