Coverart for item
The Resource Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America, Benjamin Woolley

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

Label
Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America
Title
Savage kingdom
Title remainder
the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Woolley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. Despite their shortcomings, and against the odds, they built Jamestown, a ramshackle outpost that laid the foundations of the British Empire and the United States of America. Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources and manuscript collections scattered across the world, this book reveals a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one. It charts their journey into a beautiful landscape and a sophisticated culture that they found both ravishing and alien, which they yearned to possess but threatened to destroy.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
975.54251
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America, Benjamin Woolley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as "Savage kingdom: Virginia and the founding of English America" in the United Kingdom in 2007 by HarperPress
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 469 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060090579
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocn122571096
Label
Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America, Benjamin Woolley
Publication
Note
Originally published as "Savage kingdom: Virginia and the founding of English America" in the United Kingdom in 2007 by HarperPress
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 469 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060090579
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocn122571096

Library Locations

    • Spring Valley Public LibraryBorrow it
      121 W Jefferson St, Spring Valley, MN, 55975, US
      43.6887559 -92.3898935

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...