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.
The Author through himself and his traveling companion creates a funny, yet completing enlightening approach to understanding the voyages of Capt Cook. Read morePublished 7 days 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 13 days 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 2 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 2 months ago by C. A. Murphy
I read this many years after it was written, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Captain Cook is the subject of resentment in parts of the world, but the author presents two sides of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey the Barak
An entertaining history/biography -- highlighted by the quirky, obsessive and frequently very funny antics of the Cook afficianados. Well worth it.Published 3 months ago by Lumberman
Horwitz keeps your interest while informing you both historically and currently. I read this while touring the
South Pacific. Perfect read in that situation especially.
Loved it. Great story about events glossed over in school. I've been reading bits to all who'll stand still. I'm going to get a copy for my brother's birthday.Published 3 months ago by nancy endres
Difficult reading at the beginning a little boring. Once they started the voyage the book was much more enteresting.
It is a book to read before you go to sleep at night.