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001    ocn891676178 
003    OCoLC 
005    20141010112018.0 
008    140930s2014    enka     b    001 0 eng d 
020    1851689508 
020    9781851689507 
035    (OCoLC)891676178 
040    YDXCP|beng|cYDXCP|dOCLCO|dLF3|dWHP 
049    WHPP 
050  4 F229.S7|bF57 2014 
082 04 975.5/02092|223 
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 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-408) and 
       index. 
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 
       publisher's description. 
600 10 Smith, John,|d1580-1631. 
650  0 Colonists|zVirginia|zJamestown|vBiography. 
650  0 Explorers|zAmerica|vBiography. 
650  0 Explorers|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
914    MID.b23961715 
994    02|bWHP 
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 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  973.21 FIR    Check Shelf
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