Captain Cook must have been a great leader.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in setting sail on the open seas from the comfort of your chair, you won't be disappointed!
The book is well footed-noted and the story is told using excerpts from many of the sailors' original journals and letters.
Excellent Telling of Cook's life and particular his 3 great voyages, twice to the South Pacific with runs to Antarctica, all the more incredulous in these multi year voyages with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Hurley
A must read for anyone interested in the Age of Discovery. An amazing man who made best use of latest navigating technology.Published 2 months ago by PP Daddy
This book is exactly what I was looking for, a readable introduction to the career of James Cook. Warning: the first 50 pages or so are quite dry, and I nearly put the book aside. Read morePublished 5 months ago by B. Altam
British captain James Cook opened up the way for British expansion in his 3 Pacific voyages. He was one of the first Europeans to land on New Zealand, Australia, Tonga, Nootka,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Phil Historian
Book arrived quickly in like new condition using nifty easy to recycle packaging.
Still reading book, but so far an impressive account of this impressive man.
An excellent insight into the Royal Navy of the 1700's. Hardships and longevity of those at that time in history
The travails and trials of Cook's three epic voyages are forgotten these days. The story of his voyages and discovers is well told by Hough. Read morePublished 10 months ago by William Beal
James Cook was one of my childhood heroes. Therefore I decided to read his biography and this one seemed to be not overly sensationalist. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christian Kober