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Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation

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A New York Times Notable Book and aSan Jose Mercury News Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific. Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives. Ill prepared for such hardship, the men responded with incompetence and infighting; only the leadership of Captain John Smith averted doom for the first permanent English settlement in the New World.The Jamestown colony is one of the great survival stories of American history, and this book brings it fully to life for the first time. Drawing on extensive original documents, David A. Price paints intimate portraits of the major figures from the formidable monarch Chief Powhatan, to the resourceful but unpopular leader John Smith, to the spirited Pocahontas, who twice saved Smiths life. He also gives a rare balanced view of relations between the settlers and the natives and debunks popular myths about the colony. This is a superb work of history, reminding us of the horrors and heroism that marked the dawning of our nation.

About the Author

David A. Price has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes, and Business 2.0. He was formerly a reporter in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Investor's Business Daily. He holds degrees from Harvard Law School, Cambridge University, and the College of William and Mary. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia, and now lives with his wife and their two sons in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031726
Author:
Price, David A
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Price, David A.
Author:
David Andrew Price
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Jamestown (Va.) History.
Subject:
Virginia History.
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 MAPS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.06x5.22x.69 in. .51 lbs.

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