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Captain John Smith tells the real story behind the swashbuckling character who ...
Captain John Smith tells the real story behind the swashbuckling character who founded the Jamestown colony, wrote the first book in English in America, and cheated death many times by a mere hairbreadth. Based on rich primary sources, including Smith's own writings and newly discovered material, this enlightening book explores Smith's early days, his forceful leadership at Jamestown that was so critical to its survival, and his efforts upon his return to England to continue settlements in America. This unique volume also reveals the truth behind Smith's relationship with Pocahontas, a tale that history has greatly distorted. Bringing to life heroic deeds and dramatic escapes as well as moments of great suffering and hardship, Captain John Smith serves as a great testament to this important historical figure.
Posted September 13, 2008
This is very good, but how do we really know for sure that John Smith did not lie about Pochontas and whethere or not it was a ritual or not or whether or not he did lie about it to make himself more popular and more successful. ? So in conclusion, we can not really say whether he did or he did not lie about these events.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2008
Posted February 24, 2006
Captain John Smith and the Birth of the American Dream is written in an easy flowing, easy to read manner that does not get boring. The authors offer bits of information found in about every book written about Captain John Smith, all rolled into one book. Enough information is given to grab the interest of one who is motivated to do more research to dig for the details, or to satisfy one who likes reading condensed versions. One striking detail that is new to a Captain John Smith biography here, is that the authors go so far as to suggest that Captain John Smith may have been a homosexual. In my opinion, if you are looking for a good book on the life of Captain John Smith and Jamestown, there are many other books on the market that will make a better choice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.