Captain John Smith

Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream

by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler ’64 (Wiley)


The history and amazing adventures of the man who helped found the Jamestown settlement. Among his other deeds, Captain Smith wrote the first book of English in America and continually maneuvered his way out of near-death adventures.

The authors also examine the Pocahontas story, replacing mythology with the historical truth of their relationship.

The Hooblers are also the authors of a series of mysteries for young adults set in 18th-century Japan, including In Darkness, Death.

(February 2006)