"Kirkus Reviews" "[Horn] creates an engaging, you-are-there feel to the narrative, with rich descriptions of European politics, colonists' daily struggles and the vagaries of relations between Native American tribes.... A satisfying recounting of some of the earliest American history." Daniel B. Smith, co-author of "The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America" "With impressive research and nuanced understanding of early Virginia, James Horn has crafted a vivid and lucid account of the mysterious history of the lost colony of Roanoke. "A Kingdom Strange" delivers the definitive treatment of a fascinating story from England's earliest explorations in the New World--a story long on speculation and intrigue, but until now, short on evidence and historical truth." Peter C. Mancall, author of "The Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson" "With deep research and precise prose, James Horn has come closer to finding the "lost" English colonists of Roanoke than any previous historian. "A Kingdom Strange," a superb reconstruction of grand dreams and dashed hopes, overflows with new insights about the very real human consequences of the encounter between Europeans and Native Americans." "Washington Post" "The fate of the Lost Colony is a mystery at the heart of the nation's founding, chock full of odd characters, conspiracy theories, strange turns of events - even enigmatic carvings left behind on trees. James Horn resists the temptation to sensationalize any of that in his new book, "A Kingdom Strange." Instead [he] has written a lucid and readable account of the Roanoke colony and the forces that created it. He makes a persuasive case for what must have happened to the settlers." "Christian Science Monitor" "Horn has done a magnificent job of researching the mystery of England's 'lost' colony, crafting a compelling narrative that places the luckless settlers in the middle oflFrom the Publisher:
In 1587, John White and 117 men, women, and children landed off the coast of North Carolina on Roanoke Island, hoping to carve a colony from fearsome wilderness. A mere month later, facing quickly diminishing supplies and a fierce native population, White sailed back to England in desperation. He persuaded the wealthy Sir Walter Raleigh, the expeditions sponsor, to rescue the imperiled colonists, but by the time White returned with aid the colonists of Roanoke were nowhere to be found. He never saw his friends or family again. In this gripping account based on new archival material, colonial historian James Horn tells for the first time the complete story of what happened to the Roanoke colonists and their descendants. A compellingly original examination of one of the great unsolved mysteries of American history, A Kingdom Strange will be essential reading for anyone interested in our national origins.
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