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The Resource The journals of Captain John Smith : a Jamestown biography, edited by John M. Thompson

The journals of Captain John Smith : a Jamestown biography, edited by John M. Thompson

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The journals of Captain John Smith : a Jamestown biography
Title
The journals of Captain John Smith
Title remainder
a Jamestown biography
Statement of responsibility
edited by John M. Thompson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1607 a group of some 100 colonists began building the first English colony in America on the banks of Virginia's James River. After a series of disasters that nearly wiped the colony out, the leader who emerged was a redoubtable commoner named John Smith. His writings on the Jamestown adventure form a riveting tale of hardship and triumph in the wilderness. Focusing on Smith's two and a half years in Jamestown, this edition of his work details the colony's founding and its struggle to survive. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, this annotated and illustrated book presents a fresh telling of Smith's Virginia venture in his own words. Updated with modern spelling and punctuation, the writings of America's first adventurer-explorer are as exciting today as they were in his own time, when they gave heart to England's effort to keep its foothold in the New World
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In honor of the four hundredth anniversary of Jamestown, a collection of writings taken from the journals of Captain John Smith limns a detailed portrait of the founding of the Jamestown colony, life in colonial Virginia, his efforts to establish trade relations with local Native Americans, and the real-life facts behind the legend of his relationship with Pocahontas. Original. 10,000 first printing
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
165202
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1580-1631
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, John
Dewey number
  • 973.2/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F229.S7
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, John M.
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True
Series statement
National Geographic adventure classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, John
  • Colonists
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Jamestown (Va.)
  • Jamestown (Va.)
  • Virginia
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Jamestown biography
Label
The journals of Captain John Smith : a Jamestown biography, edited by John M. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5229860
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781426200557
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006036577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The journals of Captain John Smith : a Jamestown biography, edited by John M. Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5229860
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781426200557
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006036577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

    • Adams Public Library - DecaturBorrow it
      128 S. 3rd St., Decatur, IN, 46733, US
      40.829571 -84.925321
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