Unlimited [Biography Book] ☆ Jamestown: The Novel: The story of America's beginnings - by Virginia Bernhard ↠

By Virginia Bernhard | Comments: ( 888 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

In 2013 archaeologists in Jamestown, Virginia discovered the grave of a fourteen year old girl who had died there 400 years ago Her bones bore the unmistakable marks of cannibalism proof that in the terrible Starving Time in the winter of 1609 1610, some of the desperate colonists who ate rats, mice, shoe leather to stay alive, also ate human flesh Their story is toldIn 2013 archaeologists in Jamestown, Virginia discovered the grave of a fourteen year old girl who had died there 400 years ago Her bones bore the unmistakable marks of cannibalism proof that in the terrible Starving Time in the winter of 1609 1610, some of the desperate colonists who ate rats, mice, shoe leather to stay alive, also ate human flesh Their story is told in this extraordinary historical novel Based on the actual history of Virginia, this is a tale of savagery and squalor, love and betrayal, of unquenchable hope and gritty courage Many of the characters are known from colonial records John Smith and Pocahontas the site of her famous rescue of Smith has recently been discovered the shrewd Powhatan, father of Pocahontas and ruler of 15,000 Indians Temperance and George Yardley, a couple separated by a shipwreck and reunited with unforeseen results and others who made the perilous voyage to Virginia There a determined company of settlers struggled to survive in an unfamiliar land Surrounded by natives who did not welcome them, they battled grim adversity and human frailty, deceit, and treachery to plant the first successful English colony in the New World.By the time the Mayflower landed at Plymouth in 1620, English ships had already carried than three thousand people to Jamestown, Virginia and nearly two thousand of them had died there.Their story is the story of America s beginnings Virginia Bernhard is Professor Emerita of History at the University ofSt Thomas She is the author of A TALE OF TWO COLONIES WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN VIRGINIA AND BERMUDA 2011 and other works on early American history She and her husband live in Houston, Texas.A complex tale of courage, treachery, cultural conflict, administrative bungling and desperate choices.PUBLISHERS WEEKLYColonial Jamestown springs from the pages An absorbing telling that blends fact and fictionW YORK DAILY NEWSCombines Bernhard s expertise as an American history professor with a vivid, sure prose style to produce a rich tale of suffering and triumph in 1600s AmericaRKUS REVIEWS


  • Title: Jamestown: The Novel: The story of America's beginnings
  • Author: Virginia Bernhard
  • ISBN: 9780786755745
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback

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Virginia Bernhard

Virginia Bernhard B.A Rice M.A University of Pennsylvania Ph.D Rice is Professor Emerita of History at the University of St Thomas Born in Austin, Texas, she grew up in Houston, attending Lanier Junior High School, San Jacinto High School, and Rice University After graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania she returned to Houston and earned a Ph.D in history at Rice She lives in Houston, Texas, is married to Jim Bernhard, actor writer, and has three grown children Awards and honors Katherine Munson Foster Memorial Award for Literature, Brazos County Historical Museum, 2014 B.K Smith Lecturer in History, University of St Thomas, 2011 Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Academic Achievement, 2003 Texas Historical Commission Award, Best Local History Publication, for Ima Hogg The Governor s Daughter, 1984 Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1960 61 Phi Beta Kappa, 1959



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