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Author Pritchard, R. E., author.

Title Captain John Smith, Adventurer [electronic resource] : Piracy, Pocahontas & Jamestown / R. E. Pritchard.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pen & Sword Books, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (184 pages)
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Summary "The swashbuckling life of the Elizabethan explorer and colonial governor is vividly recounted in this historical biography. Captain John Smith is best remembered for his association with Pocahontas, but this was only a small part of an extraordinary life filled with danger and adventure. As a soldier, he fought the Turks in Eastern Europe, where he 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. All this before he was thirty years old. Smith was one of the founders of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. He faced considerable danger from the Native Americans as well as from competing factions within the settlement itself. In the face of all this, Smith's leadership saved the settlement from failure."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Smith, John, 1580-1631.
Explorers -- America -- Biography.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781526773630 (epub)
9781399001533 (print)
Standard No. 9781526773630

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