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Offers a biography of English seaman who sailed for queen Elizabeth I and sponsored the first English settlement in North America.
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Grade 4-6-Korman introduces readers to Raleigh's various roles as soldier, explorer, writer, leader, scientist, and member of Queen Elizabeth I's court. His attempts to colonize Virginia and the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island are just slices of his busy life, most of which took place outside America. Lommel focuses on Oglethorpe's quest to start the Georgia colony as a home for debtors, rescuing them from the inhumane English prisons, and as a haven for those seeking religious freedom. Oglethorpe helped plan the city of Savannah, encouraged the colonists to support themselves, opposed slavery and drinking, made important alliances with Native Americans, and fought off Spanish encroachment. Both books include a number of average-quality, color reproductions and photographs of sites mentioned in the text. Not much has been written on either subject in recent years except for Marc Aronson's in-depth, prize-winning study, Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado (Clarion, 2000), which is for older readers. Raleigh and Oglethorpe will satisfy report writers' requests for information on these men.
Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, Miamisburg, OH
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"Logically presented and attractive, these volumes detail the lives of two religious leaders/scholars involved in Colonial politics....Useful for assignments on Colonial figures."
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