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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances Mossiker Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1976 ISBN: 9781449841638
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The amazing story and alluring personality of Pocahontas have endured the enlargement of legend and the distortions of time, as if waiting for Mossiker’s skill, scholarship, and sensitivity to reveal Pocahontas as she was. This biography illuminates the dual world within which she struggled to identify herself, and her enormous impact on its leading figures: the first encounters and skirmishes between Indians and Englishmen in 1607; Pocahontas’ dramatic rescue of Captain John Smith and her later abduction; her marriage to the Father of Tobacco, John Rolfe; the fateful voyage to England and her early death. The book also examines the myths and commercialization that have entombed Pocahontas through the centuries. In absorbing detail this vivid biography resurrects the real Pocahontas and unveils the uses—noble and ignoble—America has made of her.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mossiker has succeeded brilliantly.”

    New York Times

  • “[Mossiker] has done an admirable job of fleshing out Pocahontas’ intriguing, sad story.”


  • “Pocahontas emerges as a fascinating and daring woman.”


  • “Mossiker explores all possible theories about the few facts known, always distinguishing the evidence available in primary sources from what is insupportable and from her own well-researched, sometimes ingenious suppositions…An admiring, speculative portrait.”

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