Roanoke by Lee Miller
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

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The Lost Colony is America's most enduring legend. It was the first English colony in North America. Virginia Dare, the first American, was born there. But soon after its founding in 1587, everything - the colonists, their effects, even their homes - vanished. Did they starve to death? Were they killed by Indians or Spanish raiders? The only clue was the word Croatan carved on a tree. In this brilliant, mesmerizing book, Lee Miller seeks the answer in Elizabeth I's inner circle, and proves a case of sabotage and murder. Drawing on her knowledge of Native American history, she reconstructs vividly what fate must have befallen the doomed settlers.
 

About Lee Miller

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Lee Miller is a consultant with Advanced Human Resources Group, Inc., and chair of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters. He has been senior vice president of human resources at "TV Guide "and was head of human resources at USA Networks and Barney's, New York. Jessica Miller is a global banking media and communications specialist for Deutsche Bank.
 
Published June 8, 2001 by Arcade Publishing. 384 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Where most works for young readers leave the subject a mystery, Miller tells the tale as a detective story full of spy networks, sabotage, “accidents” and political posturing, and purports to solve the mystery, letting readers in on the thrill of historical investigation.

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Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony by Lee Miller provides clear and convincing explanations for the disappearance of the late 16th-century British settlement on Roanoke Island off Nort

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Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony by Lee Miller provides clear and convincing explanations for the disappearance of the late 16th-century British settlement on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.

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The Roanoke Times

New information in the form of letters and other documents have been released on the extraordinary life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is best known for his creation of the immortal detective Sherlock Holmes.

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The Roanoke Times

“The New River Valley has long been fertile ground for oral history, folklore and just plain foolishness,” said Jimmie Price, a historian and minister who lives at Prices Fork, near Blacksburg.

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Youth Services Book Review

Roanoke: The Mystery of the Lost Colony is non-fiction, but it reads like a mystery novel.

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