Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America (AudioCDUnabridged) - Woolley, Benjamin

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Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources, and manuscript collections scattered across the world, Savage Kingdom challenges the textbook image of the first American colony, Jamestown, as a mere money-making venture. Instead, Jamestown is revealed as a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one.

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Publisher Tantor Media
Mfg Part# 9781400104703
SKU 204551931
Format Audio CD Unabridged
ISBN10 140010470X
Release Date 7/1/2007
Praise
"Without resorting to pedestrian platitudes, [Benjamin Woolley] evokes a stirring epic in American history in all its greed, gore, and glory."
"Woolley blends nuanced analysis with fast-paced narrative."
""In SAVAGE KINGDOM [Wooley] provides modern readers with a lively, smoothly written account of the initial settlement."
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Annotation Benjamin Woolley's account of the founding of the first successful English settlement in the New World makes history come alive, as he recounts, in a fresh way, the much-told story of John Smith, John Rolfe, Pocahontas, and the many others whose encounters with nature and each other have become an inspirational part of American lore (as well as a top tourist destination). Woolley draws on his prodigious research, as he details the everyday lives of the settlers and the fortunes of the colony, which almost perished. He also places the Jamestown settlement within the larger context of English--and European--world ambitions, making the story an early chapter in the story of globalization.
Editors Note Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources, and manuscript collections scattered across the world, Savage Kingdom challenges the textbook image of the first American colony, Jamestown, as a mere money-making venture. Instead, Jamestown is revealed as a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one.
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 8
Publisher Tantor Media
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