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Donti
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Jamestown

Anyone interested in reading and discussing Savage Kingdom by Benjamin Wooley? I just bought a copy because the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement is coming up in May.
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I'd be interested.
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katknit wrote:
I'd be interested.




Well, good, when I start reading the book in a couple of weeks, I'll post comments here and we can discuss it. It looks like an interesting subject to me. I barely remember the story of Pocahontas and John Smith from my school days! I'm sure I'll learn a lot by reading the book.
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Re: Jamestown

OK. Gotta get the book!
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Re: Jamestown



katknit wrote:
OK. Gotta get the book!


Got it and will start reading shortly...
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Re: Jamestown

Hi,

I would be interesrted, too. I'll buy the book this week.
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Re: Jamestown

Hi, katknit! Welcome, Shauna! I haven't started reading it yet, but probably will start by the end of this week.
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Re: Jamestown

Hi Donti,
OK, so will I. It looks pretty good!
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Re: Jamestown

The book sounds good! Are any of you from Virginia? The Queen of England and her husband Phillip visited the area and are still here in Va. I believe. Of course its all about the 400th anniversary of Jamestown.
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kiakar wrote:
The book sounds good! Are any of you from Virginia? The Queen of England and her husband Phillip visited the area and are still here in Va. I believe. Of course its all about the 400th anniversary of Jamestown.




I'm from Pennsylvania and yes, I saw it on the news about the Queen's visit to Jamestown. The President is scheduled to make an appearance next weekend. That's why I thought it would be an appropriate book to read and discuss at this time.
In the prologue of the book, the author says that the purpose of the book is to consider how "such a morsel of colonial ambition... could, a few centuries later, produce a nation capable of disgorging the most powerful navy ever to sail the high seas?"
It's an interesting thought to ponder. Care to join us in our discussion? There is no time frame, no moderator, we'll just read at our own pace and post comments here. I think it's an interesting subject.
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Re: Jamestown



Donti wrote:


kiakar wrote:
The book sounds good! Are any of you from Virginia? The Queen of England and her husband Phillip visited the area and are still here in Va. I believe. Of course its all about the 400th anniversary of Jamestown.




I'm from Pennsylvania and yes, I saw it on the news about the Queen's visit to Jamestown. The President is scheduled to make an appearance next weekend. That's why I thought it would be an appropriate book to read and discuss at this time.
In the prologue of the book, the author says that the purpose of the book is to consider how "such a morsel of colonial ambition... could, a few centuries later, produce a nation capable of disgorging the most powerful navy ever to sail the high seas?"
It's an interesting thought to ponder. Care to join us in our discussion? There is no time frame, no moderator, we'll just read at our own pace and post comments here. I think it's an interesting subject.




Yes, I will try to get the book this weekend. Thanks for inviting me in. I love History also. And my history I should know better.
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Visiting Jamestown

Howdy,

Have any of you visited Jamestown Settlement and/or Historic Jamestowne? You gain so much by seeing these places, even if they are reconstructions. To be able to touch the buildings, see how people dressed and lived makes it all much more real. If you are interested in history travel, take a look at my profile. You may find something of interest there.

Meanwhile, I think I'll pick up the book and join in, if you don't mind.
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Re: Visiting Jamestown

I would like to hear your input and maybe you will get the discussion rolling. You seem knowledgeable about the subject. I have not been to Jamestown but did go to Williamsburg a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. I hope to have another opportunity to go again some time.
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Re: Visiting Jamestown

Hi,

Sorry I've been silent, but life has gotten very complicated recently. I'll check back as soon as things lighten up a litte (could be a while)

Craig Sheumaker

www.americaslivinghistory.com
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Re: Visiting Jamestown

That's okay. I've got a lot of things going on right now, too, and haven't yet been able to get to this book.
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