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Author Woolley, Benjamin.

Title Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America / Benjamin Woolley.

Imprint New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.21 W885s 2007    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  975.5425 Woo    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 469 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents 1: A feast of flowers and blood -- Machiavelli -- The adventurers -- Departure -- 2: Tsenacomoco -- Soundings -- The Spanish ambassador -- Bloody flux -- True relations -- The Virginian sea -- 3: El Dorado -- The mermaid -- Promised land -- The astrologer -- Devil's island -- Deliverance -- 4: A pallid anonymous creature -- Strange fish -- The good husband -- Twelfth night -- 5: Imbangala -- The treasurer -- The 'viperous brood' -- The unmasked face.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-458) and index.
Summary Four centuries ago, 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, approximately 1600-1775.
Pocahontas, -1617.
Note Originally published as: Savage kingdom : Virginia and the founding of English America
ISBN 0060090561
Standard No. YDXCP 2462181
AU@ 000041602834

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