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.
Loved this book. Moved to Hawaii a year and a half later, so you could say it was inspiring. If you have a sailor in the family, get them this. Wonderful read.Published 8 days ago by Thrivin
We read this book on our way to Hawaii, during our trip and the way back. It was the perfect entertaining read for us. We love Horwitz' entertaining tales.Published 22 days ago by Mom of the North
At times quite interesting when describing other cultures, but often repetitive because encounters on many islands tended to be the same.Published 26 days ago by Laura C.
Interesting and informing, but too much like a history book for me.Published 4 months ago by A. M. Mckenzie
It's like his other books, extremely entertaining. Humorous and insightful.Published 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months ago by Robert D. Reehoorn