A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

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'Peter Firstbrook's tenacious research for A Man Most Driven convinces me even more that Smith's life was just as incredibly swashbuckling as Smith himself so colorfully but truthfully described.' William M. Kelso, Director of Research and Interpretation at the Jamestown Rediscovery Project 'A lively and vivid new exploration of an extraordinary life.' -- Matthew Parker, author of The Sugar Barons 'A riveting account of the astonishing adventures of one of the true heroes of English and American history. This is a real page-turner and makes history truly come alive.' -- Robert Hutchinson, author of Elizabeth's Spymaster and The Spanish Armada 'Exceptionally well-crafted, engaging' TLS

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He fought and beheaded three Turkish adversaries in duels. He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He sailed under a pirate flag, was shipwrecked and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved at the eleventh hour. And all this happened before he was thirty years old. This is Captain John Smith's life. Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas, and how in 1607 she saved John Smith. And were it not for Smith's leadership, the Jamestown colony would surely have failed. Yet Smith was a far more ambitious explorer and soldier of fortune than these tales suggest - and a far more ambitious self-promoter, too. With A Man Most Driven, Firstbrook delivers a riveting, enlightening dissection of this myth-making man, England's arrival on the world stage, and the creation of America.

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Peter Firstbrook
Verlag: Oneworld Publications Jun 2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1780747101 ISBN 13: 9781780747101
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(Einbeck, Deutschland)

Buchbeschreibung Oneworld Publications Jun 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x128x38 mm. Neuware - The first major biography of Captain John Smith in decades. Award-winning BBC filmmaker and author Peter Firstbrook separates the myth and truth of the Pocahontas tale as well as exploring Smith's escapades in Europe and the Middle East. An enlightening dissection of this mythology-making man, England's arrival on the world stage and the invention of America. Now in paperback. 419 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781780747101

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