John Smith

Overview

In late December 1606, a party of Englishmen set sail for America, representing yet another effort by the English to establish a foothold in the New World. Twenty years earlier, a similar attempt with the Roanoke Colony had ended miserably, with all its inhabitants completely disappearing. Yet the new colony, Jamestown, would ultimately succeed, due largely to the efforts of one individual-Captain John Smith. Smith had already made a name for himself fighting battles from France to Constantinople. But his true ...

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Overview

In late December 1606, a party of Englishmen set sail for America, representing yet another effort by the English to establish a foothold in the New World. Twenty years earlier, a similar attempt with the Roanoke Colony had ended miserably, with all its inhabitants completely disappearing. Yet the new colony, Jamestown, would ultimately succeed, due largely to the efforts of one individual-Captain John Smith. Smith had already made a name for himself fighting battles from France to Constantinople. But his true destiny awaited him in America. John Smith narrates this intrepid adventurer's storied life, from his upbringing to the hardships he faced in the New World.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137422
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Series: Leaders of the Colonial Era Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Man of Adventure 7

2 The New World 14

3 Powhatan and Pocahontas 24

4 Exploring the Unknown 34

5 Up and Down the Chesapeake 45

6 Conflicts at Jamestown 57

7 Smith Is Replaced 68

8 New and Distant Shores 77

9 Smith Reunites with Pocahontas 87

10 The Twilight Years 98

Chronology 108

Bibliography 115

Further Resources 117

Picture Credits 119

Index 121

About the Author 125

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