Empires In Forest: Jamestown & Beginning Of America By Chenoweth/big 2006 1st For Sale
EMPIRES in FOREST: JAMESTOWN & BEGINNING of AMERiCA by CHENOWETH/BIG 2006 1st
EMPIRES IN THE FOREST: JAMESTOWN AND THE BEGINNING OF AMERICA. WORDS: AVERY CHENOWETH. PHOTOGRAPHS: ROBERT LLEWELLYN. Earlysville, Va. : Rivanna Foundation ; Charlottesville : Distributed by University of Virginia Press, 2006. First Edition.Scarce.
Ahandsome very large and nicely illustrated scarce and fascinating book. Such a nice copy isnot likely to come up for sale againsoon on .
From the Dust Jacket: "Four hundred years ago in the tidewater forest of Virginia, native and foreign peoples clashed, and the resulting alloy became an American Identity. This is the story of a few remarkable people whose lives and nations were forever changed when the English established their first permanent colony here in 1607. Today, we know something of the people who lived out that drama. But whether we know anything about John Smith and Pocahontas, the deeper psychological tragedy of their times remains all too buried under myth and entertainment. From Jamestown to the Powhatan capital of Werowocomoco, Empires in the Forest follows their attempts to forge their own identities against the backdrop of a new nation that begins at a harrowing cost. Their is a story at once riveting, tragic, full of heart and heartbreak, and rife with dynamics that become a national inheritance. In these pages, we rediscover their hearts and minds, and find some truth about how we came to be the Americans."
From the Preface: "All of us saw the wall of cloud across the water, and felt the ship falling and rising in our legs. A few days earlier, the replica Susan Constant had sailed out of the Jamestown Settlement into the Chesapeake Bay. Two days of August sunshine had left the small crew of forty-some men, three women, and a few boys dry and drowsy with routine The mroning had passed with figures posing high in the riggin or in the profile against the sky. The humidity of afternoon had deepened and a light rain was falling. Water and cloud now formed a dimensionless mass of dark that spread across the boy, lit with threads of red lightning. We had come to the bay to find an an elusive slip of mearning from the Jamestown colony--the first permanent English colony in America--and to see what insights we could nudge loose from its history. After more than four centuries,t he famous people of the Jamestown story have become American legends. They inspire books and movies, myth and entertainment. But they were people first, humane and inhumane, torn with conflict. Those were the people who Bob and I tried to find and understand Empires in the Forest is our attempt to present them as living individuals in their moment, an endeavor to take the reader on a journey in time and empathy, to the edgy of history where American began--and then back, with a new perspective on how American identity became what it is today Sometimes,t o understand the dead, you have to go near them..."
Also from the Dust Jackete: "Avery Chenoweth is a Charlottesville writer whose novel-in-stories, Wingitps, was short-listed for the Library of Virginia Fiction PRize and nominated for the Sue Kaufman prize from the American Academy. He received fellowships from Yaddo, the VirginiaCenter for the Creative Arts, and the Sewnce Writers Conference. His first collaboration with Robert Llewellyn is Albemarle:a Story of Landscape and American Identity, also available from UVA Press"
Also from the Dust Jacket: "Robert Llewellyn is a photographer with mor ethan 30 books of his photography inprint. His titles include, Upland Virginia, The Academical Village, and Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown: America's Historic Triangle. His book, Washington, the Capital, was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and the State Department. He nad his family life it he Virginia countryside, an areahe has photographed extensively for more than 30 years."
Very Large Oblong Folio- sizedhardcover book with dust jacket; 207pages of text with numerous full color photographs. Near Finecondition:no torn or missing pages; no writingor markings in the text;no ownership markings. Original publisher's hardcover binding, with almost nowear. Very Good+ condition dust jacket with only light wear.A solidcopy of this scarce item.
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