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Very solid, engaging read. A lot of "supposing" on the historian's part where Shakespeare was concerned, but otherwise enjoyable. History buffs won't be disappointed.Published 1 month ago by Emmie
Extremely well researched. Exhaustive melding of history, literature, and the impossible mission of the Jamestown settlers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by StellarMoon
An excellent updated comparison of Shakespeare's The Tempest and William Strachey's Reportory along the lines of Robert Ralston Cawley's 1926 paper, "Shakespeare's Use of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by BarryH. Wiley
Enjoyed the beginning of the book that discussed the castaways time on Bermuda and their adventures once they got to Jamestown, but the chapters that discussed the references to... Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by C. Adcock
I bought this book as background material for teaching Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and the colonial period in American literature. It didn't disappoint me. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Daryl Wilkins
My compliments to the author, Hobson Woodward. This is the most readable book I have encountered in its recounting of the terrifying ordeal these settlers experienced, in their... Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Gullsflyn
I had expected to mostly skim this book, but I ended up devouring every word. (Okay, I did skim the chapters where Strackey was in Virginia because by then I was anxious to read... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Margaret Catherine