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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before - Tony Horwitz
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
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Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone BeforeTwo centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain’s adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today’s Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer... show more
Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone BeforeTwo centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain’s adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today’s Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of Confederates in the Attic, works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook’s ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impoverished farmboy who became the greatest navigator in British history and forever changed the lands he touched. Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating, Blue Latitudes brings to life a man who helped create the global village we inhabit today.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312422608 (0312422601)
ASIN: 312422601
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it
4.0
Halfway through the book I was sick and tired of Captain Cook and his sailors. The story is so repetitive - visit island, visit bar, get drunk, ogle half-naked girls, get laid, repeat tomorrow at a different island. Admittedly this is probably exactly what they did but chapter after chapter of this ...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
4.0
I knew very little about Captain James Cook, the late 18th century circumnavigator, going into the book which is kind of a shame considering all that he accomplished. My interest in fictional stories involving the British navy during the Napoleonic war, made the facts of Cook's career and voyages t...
Jessicathecat
Jessicathecat rated it
2/12/2010
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