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The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America

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The English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir Francis Drake brought home Spanish treasure and dramatic tales from his raids in the Caribbean. Ambitions of finding gold and planting a New World colony seemed within reach when, in 1606, Thomas Smythe extended overseas trade with the launch of the Virginia Company. But from the beginning the American enterprise was a disaster. Within two years, warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers threatened to destroy Smythe's Jamestown just as it had Raleigh's Roanoke a generation earlier.

To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609—the largest fleet England had ever assembled—and sailed into the teeth of a storm so violent that "it beat all light from Heaven." The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda—a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) that proved to be the turning point in the colony's fortune.

Synopsis:

Two experts in American history present this freshly researched account of the dramatic rescue of the Jamestown settlers.

About the Author

Lorri Glover is an associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee and author of All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early South Carolina Gentry.
Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400139477
Subtitle:
The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America
Author:
Glover, Lorri
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Narrated by:
Prichard, Michael
Narrated:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Smith, Daniel
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Smith, Daniel Blake
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080916
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb
Media Run Time:
570

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » Caribbean
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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