The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown
The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America Library ed [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown by Lorri Glover
Book DescriptionThe English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir Francis Drake brought home Spanish treasure and dramatic tales from his raids in the Caribbean. Ambitions of finding gold and planting a New World colony seemed within reach when, in 1606, Thomas Smythe extended overseas trade with the launch of the Virginia Company. But from the beginning the American enterprise was a disaster. Within two years, warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers threatened to destroy Smythe's Jamestown just as it had Raleigh's Roanoke a generation earlier. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609-the largest fleet England had ever assembled-and sailed into the teeth of a storm so violent that "it beat all light from Heaven." The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda-a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) that proved to be the turning point in the colony's fortune.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400139477
(165mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lorri Glover
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This engaging book harnesses the uncertainty and excitement of the Constitutional debates to show readers the clear departure the Constitution marked, the powerful reasons people had to view it warily, and the persuasive claims that Madison and his allies finally made with success.
Death and the American South, Hardback (November 2014)
This rich collection of original essays illuminates the causes and consequences of the South's defining experiences with death.
Southern Sons, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Lorri Glover
Revealing the complex interplay of nationalism and regionalism in the lives of southern men, Glover brings new insight to the question of what led the South toward sectionalism and civil war.
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Author Biography - Lorri Glover
Lorri Glover is the author of two books on the early South and a professor of early American history at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Daniel Blake Smith is the author of "Inside the Great House: Planter Family Life in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Society" and a professor of colonial American history at the University of Kentucky. Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.
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