A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America by James Hornis a 337-page hardcover published by Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2005. The dust jacket has very light wear to the edges. Inside, the top and bottom of the spine has light bumping. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and in nearly as-new condition. The binding is tight and square. A light smudge is evident on the back end pages.
A Land As God Made It describes the unimaginable hardships endured by early colonialists in their efforts to establish a settlement, their search for gold mines and a passage to the Pacific, and their hopes of finding fabulously wealthy Indian civilizations. It details the dramatic exploits of Captain John Smith and his relationship with the two great Powhatan chiefs of the era, Wahunsonacock and Opechancanough. It reveals the tragic consequences of English attempts to convert the Powhatans to Christianity--a crusade that colonists anticipated would unite English and Indian in a Protestant North America that would challenge the might of the archenemy, Catholic Spain.ISBN 10: 0-465-03094-7