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Posted July 24, 2001
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
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.
Posted June 29, 2001
Miller puts her training as an anthropologist and her Kaw Native American Heritage to excellent use in her search for what happened to the famous 'Lost Colony' Readers might not agree with her conclusions, especially that there were those in Queen Elizabeth's court eager to see Ralegh(the accepted scholarly spelling Miller doesn't use)fail at establishing a colony in the Americas and that reports of 'Lost Colonists' surviving after 1587 may well have been not even English. The section where Miller traces the NA tribes of the Roanoke area and their languages as far as possible is intriging and original(although the reader may want to make out some sort of 'scorecard' to keep everyone straight). I won't give Miller's conclusions away here, but the English government under James I, Miller argues, had some very good reasons for the 'Lost Colony' to stay lost.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.