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Makers of American History: Captain John Smith (Classic Reprint) [Copertina flessibile]

George Stillman Hillard

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24 giugno 2012
Whoever expects to find much that is new in the following biographical notice of Captain Smith, will probably be disappointed. My aim has been to give a lucid and simple narrative of the events in the life of one of the most remarkable men that ever lived in the tide of times with the use of materials contained in works which are familiar to those who have studied the early history of this country. My task has been the humble one of arranging, selecting from, condensing, and transposing these ample though confused materials, so as to form such a narrative as would recommend itself to the popular taste. Captain Smith sown writings, which have furnished me with nearly all my facts, are not easily accessible to the public at large, and would not be generally read if they were. Their obsolete diction and uncouth spelling would repel any but a professed antiquary. I have endeavored to translate them into a modern style, and to give them a modern garb, though I have permitted Captain Smith to speak for himself on many occasions. I have written a Life of Captain Smith, and not aH istory of theW orld, or of any considerable portion of it, while he lived in it.
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