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The Journals of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Biography (Adventure Classics)

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Drawing from Smith's own personal journals, this concise biography paints a rich and detailed portrait of one of America's most intriguing founding fathers. Historian John Thompson guides us through annotated selections of Smith's most important and compelling writings, adding authoritative perspective and commentary to round out the picture. The volume includes some of th ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by National Geographic
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Barbara
annoying book. Could have been very interesting if the author hadn't decided to tell us everything fist in a modern version and then tell you the same story in the orinal texts. So you had to read everything twice. At least you will remember what you read.
Stevahkno  Fwaurmo
I had to read this book for one of my classes, and at first dreaded having to do it, but as I dug deeper into the book it turned out to be quite fascinating and very informative.
Ever
There is too much editing and annotation present for me to really like this, but it is a neat sampling of John Smith's writings.
Aileen
This is a decent book. I've enjoyed the extra detail on John Smith that you don't normally get in other books.
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