On May 13, 1607, three small English ships – the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery – approached a spit of shore at what was soon named Jamestown, the manifestation of England’s determination to establish a permanent settlement in the New World. Today, Jamestown is one of three locations – along with Williamsburg and Yorktown – that comprise the Historic Triangle of Colonial Virginia, and it is home to two heritage tourism sites related to the original fort and town: Historic Jamestowne, the archaeological site on the island a cooperative effort of Jamestown National Historic Site, part of the Colonial National Historical Park, and Preservation Virginia, formerly the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA), and the Jamestown Settlement, a living history site and museum, originally Jamestown Festival Park, built for the celebration of the semiseptcentennial anniversary and operated by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of several best-selling, award-winning nonfiction books, most recently An American in the Basement: the Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death, and while it and other titles have led to major media interviews and speaking engagements across the country, An American in the Basement and Amy’s other work on this issue importantly continues the national conversation of POW/MIA accountability. The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Non-fiction in 2014. To those who know this prolific author, it’s no surprise that this Renaissance woman became a writer. She learned at an early age that self-expression had to be forceful, accurate and relevant. This drive to document and investigate history-shaping stories and people has already led to over 70 nonfiction books, most of them spotlighting current affairs, the military, history and the environment. Amy graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics. She earned her Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she was a DuPont Fellow and Lawn/Range resident. She also holds numerous graduate certificates, including those earned from the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Joint Forces Staff College, both headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Amy serves on the national board of directors of Honor-Release-Return, Inc. and the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition, where she is also the chairman of the Gulf War Illness Committee. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Authors Guild and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (NCLHA), among her many professional and civic memberships and activities.
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