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

Love and Hate in Jamestown
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Category: History - United States - Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 2005
Price: $16.95
Can. Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3172-6 (1-4000-3172-9)
Pages: 320
Also available as an eBook.



 
A gripping narrative of one of the great survival stories of American history: the opening of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Drawing on period letters and chronicles, and on the papers of the Virginia Company—which financed the settlement of Jamestown—David Price tells a tale of cowardice and courage, stupidity and brilliance, tragedy and costly triumph. He takes us into the day-to-day existence of the English men and women whose charge was to find gold and a route to the Orient, and who found, instead, hardship and wretched misery. Death, in fact, became the settlers’ most faithful companion, and their infighting was ceaseless.

Price offers a rare balanced view of the relationship between the settlers and the natives. He unravels the crucial role of Pocahontas, a young woman whose reality has been obscured by centuries of legend and misinformation (and, more recently, animation). He paints indelible portraits of Chief Powhatan, the aged monarch who came close to ending the colony’s existence, and Captain John Smith, the former mercenary and slave, whose disdain for class distinctions infuriated many around him–even as his resourcefulness made him essential to the colony’s success.

Love and Hate in Jamestown is a superb work of popular history, reminding us of the horrors and heroism that marked the dawning of our nation.


“Solid and engaging. . . . Price focuses on the human story of Jamestown, nearly mythic in its resonances.” —Caleb Crain, New York Times Book Review

“Splendidly realized . . . firmly grounded in original sources . . . and in later scholarship, it has the immediacy of contemporary journalism . . . by teasing out the themes of love and hate, Price has given the Jamestown story a contemporary freshness.” —Michael Kenney, Boston Globe

“Combining a gift for storytelling with meticulous scholarship. . . . Price sorts reality from legend in his splendid new book . . . it is superbly done.” —Roger Bishop, BookPage

“Sparkling. . . . Price relates the entire riveting story of the founding of Virginia . . . built unobtrusively on the best scholarship . . . a splendid work of serious narrative history.” —Publishers Weekly

“A graceful narrative history of the troubled Jamestown colony. . . . A first-rate work of popular history, and sure to become a standard.” —Kirkus

“Price has digested the most recent scholarship on early Virginia, then filtered it through his instincts as a storyteller to create the most historically correct and stylistically elegant rendering of John Smith and Pocahontas that I have ever read.” —Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

“In a rousing tale of the early years of Jamestown, David A. Price rescues Pocahontas and the Virginia settlement from Hollywood cartoons as deftly as the young Indian princess may have saved Captain John Smith from execution by her father, the great Powhatan.” —Jon Kukla, author of A Wilderness So Immense



AWARDS

 
WINNER - School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
David Price was formerly a reporter in the Washington, D.C. bureau of Investor’s Business Daily. His articles have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Forbes, and Business 2.0. He holds degrees from Harvard Law School, Cambridge University, and the College of William and Mary. He was raised in Richmond, Virginia and now lives with his wife and their two sons in Washington, D.C.





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