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The Resource A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America, Peter Firstbrook

A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America, Peter Firstbrook

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A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America
Title
A man most driven
Title remainder
Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Firstbrook
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offers a look at the life of the explorer, soldier of fortune, and colonist John Smith, from his early life and adventures to his exploits in the New World and role in the founding of America
  • "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
Summary
Offers a look at the life of the explorer, soldier of fortune, and colonist John Smith, from his early life and adventures to his exploits in the New World and role in the founding of America
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10360392
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
975.5/02092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F229.S7
LC item number
F57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America
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A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America, Peter Firstbrook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprentice (1580-1600) -- Pirate (1600-1601) -- Mercenary (1601-1602) -- Knight-errant (1602) -- Slave (1603-1604) -- Entrepreneur (1605-1606) -- Colonist (1606-1607) -- Survivor (1607) -- Prisoner (1607) -- Trader (1608) -- President (1608-1609) -- Dictator (1609) -- Admiral (1609-1615) -- Grandee (1615-1631)
Control code
20275352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 419 pages
Isbn
9781851689507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn891676178
  • (OCoLC)891676178
Label
A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America, Peter Firstbrook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Apprentice (1580-1600) -- Pirate (1600-1601) -- Mercenary (1601-1602) -- Knight-errant (1602) -- Slave (1603-1604) -- Entrepreneur (1605-1606) -- Colonist (1606-1607) -- Survivor (1607) -- Prisoner (1607) -- Trader (1608) -- President (1608-1609) -- Dictator (1609) -- Admiral (1609-1615) -- Grandee (1615-1631)
Control code
20275352
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 419 pages
Isbn
9781851689507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn891676178
  • (OCoLC)891676178

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