Love and Hate in Jamestown John Smith, Pocahontas and the Start of a New Nation by David A. Price

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David A. Price, 'Love and Hate in Jamestown:  John Smith, Pocahantas and the Start of a New Nation,' published by Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc., 2003.

Love and Hate in Jamestown John Smith, Pocahontas and the Start of a New Nation is a 308 page softcover measuring 8" x 5".  There is light sticker residue on the back cover.  Inside, the pages are lightly tanning but else in very good condition, with no evidence of use. 

Book Summary

In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific.  Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives.  Ill prepared for such hardship, the men responded with incompetence and infighting; only the leadership of Captain John Smith averted doom for the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

The Jamestown colony is one of the great survival stories of American history, and this book brings it fully to life for the first time.  Drawing on extensive original documents, David A. Price paints intimate portraits of the major figures from the formidable monarch Chief Powhatan, to the resourceful but unpopular leader John Smith, to the spirited Pocahontas, who twice saved Smith's life.  He also gives a rare balanced view of relations between the settlers and the natives and debunks popular myths about the colony.  This is a superb work of history, reminding us of the horrors and heroism that marked the dawning of our nation.

ISBN:  1-4000-3172-9