Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream #2020

Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream Dorothy Hoobler Thomas Hoobler Captain John Smith Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream America was the place Smith had dreamed of his whole life There his character determination and ambition had propelled him to the top of society He spent the rest of his life trying to return Thoug

  • Title: Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream
  • Author: Dorothy Hoobler Thomas Hoobler
  • ISBN: 9780471485841
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream Dorothy Hoobler Thomas Hoobler America was the place Smith had dreamed of his whole life.There, his character, determination, and ambition had propelled him to the top of society He spent the rest of his life trying to return Though he failed, he pointed the way for others, who were drawn by the dream that opportunity was here for anyone who dared seize it Smith founded than a colony He gaAmerica was the place Smith had dreamed of his whole life.There, his character, determination, and ambition had propelled him to the top of society He spent the rest of his life trying to return Though he failed, he pointed the way for others, who were drawn by the dream that opportunity was here for anyone who dared seize it Smith founded than a colony He gave birth to the American dream from Captain John SmithCaptain John Smith tells the real story behind the swashbuckling character who founded the Jamestown colony, wrote the first book in English in America, and cheated death many times by a mere hairbreadth Based on rich primary sources, including Smith s own writings and newly discovered material, this enlightening book explores Smith s early days, his forceful leadership at Jamestown that was so critical to its survival, and his efforts upon his return to England to continue settlements in America This unique volume also reveals the truth behind Smith s relationship with Pocahontas, a tale that history has greatly distorted Bringing to life heroic deeds and dramatic escapes as well as moments of great suffering and hardship, Captain John Smith serves as a great testament to this important historical figure.
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    1. It would be hard to overstate how much I enjoyed this book The Hooblers tell the story of John Smith masterfully, with a great eye for detail and with a sense of historical balance and perspective For anyone interested in either Captain John Smith or the Jamestown colony, I cannot recommend this book highly enough I expect to be reading it a second time within the next year.

    2. Just a casual snatch off a library shelf, turned into a very pleasant surprise I thought I knew the bare bones story of John Smith, Jamestown and Pocahontas, only to discover how little of the history of England s early explorations of this New World I understood.The authors, Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have produced a very commendable biography of Captain John Smith, not just his involvement with Jamestown A surprise for me was learning of his exploits fighting in the Netherlands, France and Tra [...]

    3. Couldn t put it down Move over Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt, John Smith is just as intriguing I totally consider him the first American He began the mindset and set so many precedents

    4. I am not a great lover of history, however, I found this book to be very enjoyable and very enlightening Family history is contained in this book as I am a direct descendant of Chief Powatan.

    5. James Smith was much than a cartoon husband of Pocahontas The truth is that he never was married to daughter of Powhatan This book goes into his early life, his adventurous life before Jamestown, his time in the Chesapeake area and post Jamestown founding What a life He deceived death numerous times, escaped drownings, was captured by the Turks and held as a slave for a number of years before escaping and making his way back to England.On the initial voyage to America and a number of times duri [...]

    6. Interesting read, but quite a stretch to call John Smith the founder of the American dream The author s take a favorable view of Smith, which isn t such a bad thing.

    7. I am not sure what to think of this book actually I got this at the library while I was looking at another book and said sure let me see how it was rated It was rate pretty high at 3.85 Stars, so I was excited to read it It really read into 3 books, 1 of Captain John Smith and his life, the history of Jamestown and how he was there and also how Jamestown really sprung the rest of the development of America from Europe The authors put it together for the most part, but probably should have stuck [...]

    8. John Smith is an incredibly fascinating man He fought in the crusades, was made a slave, worked his way up the British hierarchy and really kept Jamestown together He accomplished all this by his mid 20s I have not yet even conquered law school in my mid twenties, sigh The writing is a bit simplistic, which is why I gave this book 3 stars also, the citations were a bit sparse However, it is reader friendly which is always difficult for a work of non fiction in my opinion and also sheds light on [...]

    9. Wow, what a nice surprise to find and read this book about the amazing John Smith I had been to Jamestown earlier this year, which sparked my interest in its history, and you can t study that without reading about Mr Smith I was really impressed with the author s writing style and how she approached her subject It was a fair treatment of this real character What a story, what a personality It added so much to my understanding of what life was like for those first English colonists, standing on t [...]

    10. This was one of the best biographies and historical books I ve read in a long time Not only did this give a full life view of Captain Smith including his time before coming to America, but it also detailed how the colonizing of America affected England and visa versa I didn t know the Gunpowder Plot had played a hand in Virginia, for example Well researched, very well written, and well rounded I really enjoyed reading this book.

    11. Great read many things I thought I knew where wrong but discovered so many Good history of the beginning of America Without the influence of Smith, a Yeoman American may have been much elitist like England.

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