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Captain John Smith, Adventurer: Piracy, Pocahontas and Jamestown (Hardcover)

Captain John Smith, Adventurer: Piracy, Pocahontas and Jamestown By R. E. Pritchard Cover Image
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This is the amazing story of one of Elizabeth England's most remarkable adventurers: Captain John Smith.

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.

He was one of the founders of the English settlement at Jamestown, where he faced considerable danger from the natives as well as from within the faction-ridden settlement itself. In fact, 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. This swashbuckling Elizabethan adventurer was resourceful, intelligent and outspoken, with a vision of what America could become. In this riveting book, R.E. Pritchard tells the rip-roaring story of a remarkable man who refused to give in.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781526773623
ISBN-10: 1526773627
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Publication Date: August 27th, 2020
Pages: 184
Language: English