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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.; 1 Reprint edition (August 5, 2008)
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A freshly researched account of the dramatic rescue of the Jamestown settlersThe English had lengthy dreamed of colonizing the United States, specially after Sir Francis Drake introduced domestic Spanish treasure and dramatic stories from his raids within the Caribbean. objectives of discovering gold and planting a brand new global colony appeared within sight while in 1606 Thomas Smythe prolonged in a foreign country exchange with the release of the Virginia corporation. yet from the start the yank firm used to be a catastrophe. inside of years conflict with Indians and dissent one of the settlers threatened to wreck Smythe's Jamestown simply because it had Raleigh's Roanoke a iteration earlier.To rescue the doomed colonists and fix order, the corporate selected a brand new chief, Thomas Gates. 9 ships left Plymouth in the summertime of 1609—the greatest fleet England had ever assembled—and sailed into teeth of a hurricane so violent that "it beat all gentle from Heaven." the muse for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the storm separated the flagship from the fleet, riding it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda—a fortunate shipwreck (all palms survived) which proved the turning element within the colony's fortune.