Richard of Jamestown


Amidst disease and conflict, Richard forms an alliance with a Powhatan elder, learning survival skills and cultural insights that become crucial to Jamestown’s early success.

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Embark on a voyage of discovery and resilience with Richard, a destitute London lad, who, left to fend for himself, joins Captain John Smith on a daring expedition to the shores of the Jamestown colony. Within these pages, James Otis reimagines the historic events chronicled by John Smith, masterfully retelling them through the keen eyes of a young boy. As Richard finds his way in this nascent settlement, readers will delve deep into the intricacies of daily life, from the thrill of the hunt to the meticulous labor of erecting fortifications. Merging the personal with the monumental, Otis crafts a compelling narrative that offers a fresh perspective on the challenges and triumphs that shaped the foundation of America’s first permanent English colony. Join Richard’s journey and witness the birth of a nation from the ground up.

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5.5 x 8.5 in


Black & white

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Cardo 13pt


82 black and white images.

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Softcover, Hardcover, PDF



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