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Lecture Series: Peter Firstbrook

October 11, 2014 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

"A Man Most Driven" by Peter Firstbrook, cover page

A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

Captain John Smith said that he fought and beheaded three Turkish commanders in duels. He claimed he was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He said he was captured by pirates—twice—and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be spared seconds before the noose dropped over his head. And all this happened before he was 30 years old. This is Captain John Smith’s life — life according to his own autobiography.

This lecture is free with Museum admission.

Details

Date:
October 11, 2014
Time:
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Category:

Organizer

Mark Arduini
Phone:
(757) 591-7749
Email:
marduini@marinersmuseum.org

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org