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The World of Captain John Smith

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This book is a story of the world. It is a slice of history measured by the lifetime of Captain John Smith, a small, courageous Englishman who was born in the days of Queen Elizabeth I and whose heart, he said, had been forever set on brave adventure. Mrs Foster presents, along with historical events, a total picture of the world - religious, cultural, social, and economic ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Beautiful Feet Bks (first published 1959)
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The other John
Sep 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: schoolbook, history
Another of Genevieve Foster's World of... books, this one focuses on the years 1580-1631, the lifetime of John Smith. Smith, of course, is the first leader of the Jamestown colony in Virginia. Like the other volumes, Ms. Foster takes a look at events around the world during those years. Or at least around the Northern Hemisphere. Either there was not much happening in South America and Africa during those years, or Ms. Foster has a Eurasian bias. Even so, it is an enjoyable read. Surprisingly en ...more
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sarah
As far as history books for young children, this one cannot be surpassed. It is absolutely outstanding. A thorough and winsome account of what was going on throughout the world during the life of Captain John Smith, one of the founders of the English colony of Jamestown, from 1580-1631. Highly recommended.
Dec 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: historical
I read this book for the same curriculum as George Washington's World. I would say the same thing about this book that I did about that one.
Foster tells what happens in John Smith's personal life and also what is going on everywhere else.
Mar 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Again, Genevieve Foster provides a complete view of the world during the life of Captain John Smith. These are excellent books!
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Genevieve Foster (1893-1979) wrote and illustrated nineteen books of history and biography before her death on August 30, 1979. In 1922, she married Orrington Foster, and they had two children: a boy (named after his father but called Tony) and a girl, Joanna, four years later.

Ms. Foster was fascinated by the idea of looking at history "horizontally" and seeing how events and the lives of people i
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