What are the best early Jamestown books?

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    #1Love and Hate in Jamestown

    Love and Hate in Jamestown

    Love and Hate in Jamestown is a non-fiction book by David A. Price. It is an account of the events surrounding the establishment of the Jamestown colony in Virginia by British colonists and their conflicts with the Powhatan Indians.

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    Esteban Vázquez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I read this book for my book club and I was not a huge fan. I didn't hate the book, I just had a hard time really getting into the drama that was presented within the story. The writing was a bit difficult to understand at times. The plot twists weren't that exciting to me. The overall story telling could have been better. It was just an okay book in my opinion. "
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    #2Martin's Hundred

    Martin's Hundred

    Martin's Hundred (The Discovery of a Lost Colonial Virginia Settlement) is a non-fiction American history book written by Ivor Noel Hume. It is published in 1982 by Knopf. 

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    #3A Land As God Made It

    A Land As God Made It
    A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America is a non-fiction American history book written by James Horn. It is published in 2005 by Basic Books. 
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    Justin Carter
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is a great summary of the Jamestown story and puts lots of things into an easy to digest perspective without ending up too long winded. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in colonial history - a very great read without a doubt!"
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    #4The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown

    The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown

    The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America is a non-fiction history book written by Lorri Glover. It is published in 2008 by Henry Holt & Co. 

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    Aaron Wood
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book seems to be an excellent choice, as it has a 4.5/5 star rating. It tells a very interesting and suspenseful story about part of our American history, with lots of pages. "
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    #5Jamestown, the Buried Truth

    Jamestown, the Buried Truth

    Jamestown, the Buried Truth is a non-fiction North American history book written by William M. Kelso. It is published in 2006 by University of Virginia Press. 

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    Beverly King
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Those looking to read an adventurous book and learn historical facts will find this book a good read."
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    #6Before and After Jamestown

    Before and After Jamestown
     Before and After Jamestown: Virginia's Powhatans and Their Predecessors is a non-fiction history book written by Helen Rountree and Randolph Turner. It is published in 2002 by University Press of Florida. 
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    Deborah Reed
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Before and After Jamestown will help you understand the relationship between pilgrims and Native Americans. It's told through the eyes of the Native American people. It's a great read especially for history buffs."
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    #7The Virginia Adventure

    The Virginia Adventure

    The Virginia Adventure: Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey is a non-fiction history book written by Ivor Noel Hume. It is published in 1994 by Knopf. 

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    Vincent Patel
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This work by Ivor Noel Hume is edifying because it shares a lot of information about 17th America that is no part of any public school curriculum I've ever heard of. The author is witty, which is sprinkled liberally through this book. John Smith, John Rolfe, and even Pocahontas are among some of the historical figures covered in The Virginia Adventure"
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    #8Tidewater

    Tidewater

    Tidewater is a historical fiction novel by Libbie Hawker. Set in 1607, it tells the story of the English settlers who set out to establish a colony in Virgini. It features the friendship between Captain John Smith and Pocahontas.

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    Sherry Zhu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Historical fiction is my jam and this book epitomizes what I love about it. Great story, great writing. "
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    #9Savage Kingdom

    Savage Kingdom

    Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America is a non-fiction history book written by Benjamin Woolley. It is published in 2007 by Harper. 

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    Johnny Fernandez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607 and the Settlement of America is a very good book especially for those wanting to learn more about the first settlements in this country. I thought it was very detailed and gave an interesting perspective on life back then. I recommend this book."
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    #10Sea Venture

    Sea Venture
    Sea Venture: Shipwreck, Survival, and the Salvation of the First English Colony in the New World is a non-fiction history book written by Kieran Doherty. It is published in 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 
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    Israel Valle
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a wonderful tale of adventure at sea and an eventual shipwreck. Captivating and fast-paced, this story is exciting and keeps the reader interested."

Summary

Best What are the best early Jamestown books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Love and Hate in JamestownBooks 29 Paid
2Martin's Hundred Books 26 Paid
3A Land As God Made ItBooks 26 Paid
4The Shipwreck That Saved JamestownBooks 24 Paid
5Jamestown, the Buried TruthBooks 20 Paid
6Before and After JamestownBooks 19 Paid
7The Virginia AdventureBooks 19 Paid
8TidewaterBooks 16 Paid
9Savage KingdomBooks 13 Paid
10Sea VentureBooks 13 Paid
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