Savage Kingdom

The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America
Product Number: EB00609691
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780007404971
Publisher: HarperPress
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Epic history of the first Virginia Colony and the true story of Pocahontas, to coincide with the colony's 400th anniversary in 2007. Four centuries ago, and fourteen years before the Mayflower, a group of men-led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, a reprobate cleric and a government spy-left London aboard a fleet of three ships to start a new life in America. They arrived in Virginia in the spring of 1607, and set about trying to create a settlement on a tiny island in the James River. Despite their shortcomings and against the odds, they built Jamestown, a ramshackle outpost which laid the foundations of the British Empire and the United States of America. Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources and manuscript collections scattered across the world, Savage Kingdom challenges the textbook image of Jamestown as a mere money-making venture. It reveals a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the old world who found themselves interlopers in a new one. It charts their journey into a beautiful landscape and sophisticated culture that they found both ravishing and alien, which they yearned to possess, but threatened to destroy. It shows them trying to escape the 'Savage Kingdom' that their homeland had become, and endeavoring to build 'one of the most glorious nations under the sun'.An intimate story in an epic setting, Woolley shows how the land of Pocahontas came to be drawn into a new global order, reaching from London to the Orinoco Delta, from the warring kingdoms of Angola to the slave markets of Mexico, from the gates of the Ottoman Empire to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.

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Author(s): Benjamin Woolley
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2012

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Author(s): Benjamin Woolley
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number DD19446
Released: Jul 15, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400104703
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Author(s): Benjamin Woolley
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100090037
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400124701

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