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  • Published: New York : Knopf, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Description: 305 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 1230

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  • 0375415416 :

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Love and hate in Jamestown : John Smith, Pocahontas, and the heart of a new nation

by Price, David, 1961-

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Call number: 975.542 Pr

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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The Real John Smith & Pocahantas

The real story of John Smith is way more interesting than the Disney one - he was a slave in Turkey for a year (captured while a mercenary soldier) before coming to Jamestown in 1607. While trading and skirmishing with the Powhatan Confederacy and the gentleman colonists at Jamestown, he was stung by a stingray and almost died, then severely wounded when a bag of gunpowder was torched while it was hanging from his waist.

After going back to England, Smith became more of a writer (his work had already been published without his consent), and he named New England in a 1614-15 journey - after which he was captured by French pirates and escaped when their ship foundered in a storm.

The mistakes the colony government made at Jamestown are staggering. The story of Powhatan and Pocahontas is fascinating. The narrative gets a little slow in some parts, but is mostly engaging and easier to read than your average history.

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