His journalistic style and breezy sense of humor keep historical events fresh.
Tony Horwitz, author of "Confederates in the Attic" and "Baghdad Without a Map," has come up with a very readable book about a great explorer, Captain James Cook.
Unlike most "travel" books, this isn't just something for in-flight or even beach reading.
Interesting and informing, but too much like a history book for me.Published 17 days ago by A. M. Mckenzie
It's like his other books, extremely entertaining. Humorous and insightful.Published 22 days ago by Jackie Thibault
Enjoyable account of Captain Cooks travels. The contrast to present day locations helped the book be more than just an historic novel.Published 1 month ago by David Miller
An enjoyable read covering a topic (Cook) that I was only tangentially aware of. Horwitz weaves his modern retracing of Cooks voyages with the actual historical accounts throughout... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sean Mulroy
The Author through himself and his traveling companion creates a funny, yet completing enlightening approach to understanding the voyages of Capt Cook. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert D. Reehoorn
Another great travelogue from Tony Horwitz. Being jolted back and forth from history lesson to current day investigations of the places Cook visited really highlights aspects of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. R. McLaughlin
Mr. Horwitz interleaves his travels, in Cook 's path, with the story of Cook. This provides a unique and very readable approach to telling Cook 's tale. I couldn't put it down.Published 3 months ago by Will Fehringer
I read this to prepare for a trip to Tahiti and other parts of the South Pacific. It was a very pleasant experience to read, blending history with modern adventures. Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. A. Murphy