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Posted July 24, 2001
Definitive work on the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Having read nearly everything available on this subject, much of it speculative if not imaginative, it is good to read in depth research that has accurately extracted from original sources such as Thomas Hariot and Richard Hakluyt. The author presents a wealth of details and draws a new and palatable theory in her easily read text. For anyone interested in this subject, this is the one book that must be read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2001
history as art!
By far the best book of the subject of the Lost Colony. The theory, involving political intrigue in Queen Elizabeth's inner circle, is compelling; the evidence, persuasive. Added to all of this is Lee Miller's extraordinary talent as a storyteller. She seamlessly weaves extracts from 16th century letters, journals, etc. in with her own 21st century narration. The result is a work that seems to 'play like a film' rather than 'read like a book.' Excellent!!!!! Five stars!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.