A gripping narrative of one of the great survival stories of American history....
|Title||:||Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation|
|Number of Pages||:||324 Pages|
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Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation Reviews
This was just wonderful. Page-turning. Pretty please, can historians always write like this? I particularly admired how seriously Price took what the people at the time thought and felt and wrote down - he is no chronist. This book connected so many threads of history for me that I had in separate compartments in my brain. And I have a new hero: John Smith. The son of an English peasant who took it upon himself to educate himself in warfare, cryptology, linguistics, navigation, diplomacy, and showed a surprising (to me) depth of practical theology. He was really an ideal "Reformation Man" (much better than the Renaissance Man, IMHO).I read this to understand Pocahontas/Rebecca Rolfe and her cultural context more deeply. So many surprises and revelations in this book, but Pocahontas remains a bit of a cipher. It's amazing how often she took the fate of herself and others into her own hands (and that's just the times we know). Whenever her words are recorded, they are both decisive and surprisingly passionate. I would recommend this for bright kids over 15 and I plan on putting it on our curriculum.