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Captain John Smith was one of the truly great English explorers, and a prolific author who made the New World popular. But he was also his own worst enemy. An officer at 22 after the battle of Amiens in 1597, he was confident, brash and ready to explore the world and after a few more battles through Europe, he returned to London with a reputation. Almost single-handedly, he Captain John Smith was one of the truly great English explorers, and a prolific author who made the New World popular. But he was also his own worst enemy. An officer at 22 after the battle of Amiens in 1597, he was confident, brash and ready to explore the world and after a few more battles through Europe, he returned to London with a reputation. Almost single-handedly, he was responsible for the success of the Jamestown colony in Virginia. His discoveries in New England led directly to the voyages of the Pilgrims and the Puritans. For the leader of the colony, Powhatan, John Smith was the only one he can trust, at first… Captain John Smith is most famous for being saved by Powhatan’s daughter, the Indian princess Pocahontas, a beautiful and exotic tale that has been told over and over… But Pocahontas’ story was invented by Smith for his own glorification — as were other vivid tales of his life and travels. ‘The Great Rogue’ is the biography of this impressive but deceitful man, both responsible for the immense interest in America but also known for his rather unbelievable stories… Noel Bertram Gerson (1913-1988) was a prolific American author, who wrote 325 books under his own name and under several pseudonyms. He channeled his own wartime experience in military intelligence into many of his novels, as well as writing widely about American history. His titles include ‘Liner’, ‘Daughter of Earth and Water: A Biography of Mary Shelley’, ‘The Conqueror’s Wife’ and ‘I’ll Storm Hell: A Novel of Mad Anthony Wayne’. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now. myBook.to/great-rogue


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Captain John Smith was one of the truly great English explorers, and a prolific author who made the New World popular. But he was also his own worst enemy. An officer at 22 after the battle of Amiens in 1597, he was confident, brash and ready to explore the world and after a few more battles through Europe, he returned to London with a reputation. Almost single-handedly, he Captain John Smith was one of the truly great English explorers, and a prolific author who made the New World popular. But he was also his own worst enemy. An officer at 22 after the battle of Amiens in 1597, he was confident, brash and ready to explore the world and after a few more battles through Europe, he returned to London with a reputation. Almost single-handedly, he was responsible for the success of the Jamestown colony in Virginia. His discoveries in New England led directly to the voyages of the Pilgrims and the Puritans. For the leader of the colony, Powhatan, John Smith was the only one he can trust, at first… Captain John Smith is most famous for being saved by Powhatan’s daughter, the Indian princess Pocahontas, a beautiful and exotic tale that has been told over and over… But Pocahontas’ story was invented by Smith for his own glorification — as were other vivid tales of his life and travels. ‘The Great Rogue’ is the biography of this impressive but deceitful man, both responsible for the immense interest in America but also known for his rather unbelievable stories… Noel Bertram Gerson (1913-1988) was a prolific American author, who wrote 325 books under his own name and under several pseudonyms. He channeled his own wartime experience in military intelligence into many of his novels, as well as writing widely about American history. His titles include ‘Liner’, ‘Daughter of Earth and Water: A Biography of Mary Shelley’, ‘The Conqueror’s Wife’ and ‘I’ll Storm Hell: A Novel of Mad Anthony Wayne’. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now. myBook.to/great-rogue

30 review for The Great Rogue A Biography of Captain John Smith

  1. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Very well written and researched. I knew very little about John Smith before this book, and it turns out what I did know wasn't true. This is a very quick read at less than 200 pages, but I still feel it gives you a good understanding of the man and his life. **I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** Very well written and researched. I knew very little about John Smith before this book, and it turns out what I did know wasn't true. This is a very quick read at less than 200 pages, but I still feel it gives you a good understanding of the man and his life. **I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

  2. 4 out of 5

    Susan Matthews

    The Great Rogue This was such a sad story. John Smith was shown no acknowledgement for all the work and care of the first settlers in the new world. Everyone should read this book to see what actually took place.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    Fantastic Read

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    Entertaining! This book does clear up some of the foolishness associating Smith with Pocahontas. Enjoyed the writing and the insights given on that time.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was an interesting read. It isn't earth shaking or anything -- but it had a lot in there that I didn't know about Captain John Smith. It explores all of his life that history doesn't tell you about him -- and I found him to be a fascinating man with an interesting history. Gerson's approach is pretty straight forward and basic with quite a bit of extrapolation on Smith's motives and internal thoughts and struggles, however, the history itself was worth the read. This was an interesting read. It isn't earth shaking or anything -- but it had a lot in there that I didn't know about Captain John Smith. It explores all of his life that history doesn't tell you about him -- and I found him to be a fascinating man with an interesting history. Gerson's approach is pretty straight forward and basic with quite a bit of extrapolation on Smith's motives and internal thoughts and struggles, however, the history itself was worth the read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ricky Kimsey

    The Whole Truth This is whole true story of Captain John Smith. Before he met Pocahontas his life was already was an eventful one full of adventure. All the myths and misconceptions about Captain Smith are explored and refuted by the author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Matt Kelland

    Well written, fascinating biography of an adventurer who changed the world - and who probably never met Pocahontas. His story is far more exciting than I had realized, and deserves to be better known.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kent

    A good introduction to John Smith. Although lacking in some detail, at times I felt it was assumed I knew some of the story, it has whet the appetite to read more about this man.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Debi Battles

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lindagale

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tom McGrath

  12. 5 out of 5

    william reed

  13. 5 out of 5

    miss lisa johnson

  14. 4 out of 5

    unholy trinity

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lowell Miller

  16. 5 out of 5

    Harry Schigner

  17. 5 out of 5

    Heather Clarke

  18. 5 out of 5

    Robert Burroughes

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wayne Stevenson

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sue Whalen

  21. 4 out of 5

    Donald Oehler

  22. 4 out of 5

    Susan Gilman

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jan

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cliff Merrill

  25. 4 out of 5

    David Litt

  26. 5 out of 5

    Phil Budahn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carol Farquhar Nugent

  28. 4 out of 5

    Misty

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ted Smith

  30. 5 out of 5

    marion douglass payne

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