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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Captain James Cook

Richard Hough

4 Reviews

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Biography: general, Biography: historical, political & military, Prose: non-fiction, Maritime history



An exciting and marvellously readable biography of Captain James Cook, the last of the great navigators.

In Cook's relatively short and adventurous life (1728-79) he voyaged to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Arctic and Antarctic bringing about a new comprehension of the world's geography and its people's. He was the linking figure between the grey specualtion of the early eighteenth century and the industrial age of the first half of the nineteenth century.

Richard Hough's biography is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners.

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Praise for Captain James Cook

  • Highly readable - Terry Waite, The Sunday Times

  • Richard Hough's biography is as fascinating as it is felicitous in style and entertaining in content - Field Marshal Lord Carver, The Sunday Telegraph

  • Hough tells the story with skill to give a convincing smell of the sea - Flora Fraser, The Times

  • Captain James Cook does handsome justice to the navigator - Ian Thomson, The Independent

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