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The Journals of Captain John Smith

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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. This lively, illustrated edition is a valuable resource—providing a fresh, accessible look at a key historical figure and conveying a vivid sense of what life in the New World was like.

The volume includes some of the earliest primary source accounts of life in colonial Virginia, including excerpts from Proceedings of the English Colony of Virginia (1612), Generall Historie of Virginia (1624), and The True Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith (1630).

Share eyewitness accounts of Smith's capture and imprisonment by the Indians, his explorations of the Chesapeake Bay region, and various other adventures and exploits in the New World. We get a firsthand look at Smith's pivotal role in the founding and governance of colonial Jamestown and his attempts to establish trade relationships with the Native Americans. We also learn the real facts behind Smith's relationship with Pocahontas—an American legend who pervades our popular culture.


  • Softcover
  • 224 pages; 30 illustrations and 10 maps
  • 6" x 9"
  • © 2007

John Thompson is the author of nine National Geographic books, including America's Historic Trails, The Revolutionary War and Our National Parks. His assignments have taken him to almost every state in the country and have covered a wide range of natural and historical subjects. Thompson lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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