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050 4 F229.S7|bF57 2014
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100 1 Firstbrook, P. L.
245 12 A man most driven :|bCaptain John Smith, Pocahontas and
the founding of America /|cPeter Firstbrook.
264 1 London, England :|bOneworld,|c2014.
300 x, 419 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-408) and
520 "He fought and beheaded three Turkish commanders in duels.
He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to
escape. He was captured by pirates--twice--and marched to
the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved seconds
before the noose dropped over his head. And all this
happened before he was 30 years old. This is Captain John
Smith's life. Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas and
how 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, so reputed for his truculence that the
pilgrims of the Mayflower snubbed him when he offered them
his services, though his 1614 map of New England (which he
named) made him the unrivaled expert on America. Now, in
the first major biography of Smith in decades, award-
winning BBC filmmaker and author Peter Firstbrook traces
the adventurer's astonishing exploits across three
continents, testing Smith's claimed biography against the
historical and geographical reality on the ground. A Man
Most Driven delivers an enlightening dissection of this
mythology-making man and the invention of America."--from
600 10 Smith, John,|d1580-1631.
650 0 Colonists|zVirginia|zJamestown|vBiography.
650 0 Explorers|zAmerica|vBiography.
650 0 Explorers|zGreat Britain|vBiography.