Savage Kingdom : The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America (Paperback)

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Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first American colony, "A Savage Kingdom" presents the bold, even reckless, political adventure driven by a sense of imperial destiny and dogged by official hostility.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060090579
SKU 204794560
Format Paperback
ISBN10 006009057X
Release Date 4/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
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"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 in the British archives and other previously untapped sources, a history of the Jamestown colony challenges popular misconceptions to offer insight into the philosophies, motivations, and challenges that influenced New World colonization.
Editors Note 2 Drawing on new discoveries in the British archives and other previously untapped sources, a history of the Jamestown colony challenges popular misconceptions to offer insight into the philosophies, motivations, and challenges that influenced New World colonization. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0469
Publisher Harper Perennial

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