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Captain James Cook By Richard Hough

Captain James Cook
by Richard Hough

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

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 biograpahy is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world's greatest mariners.

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Captain James Cook Reviews

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 *

About Richard Hough

Richard Hough with his high reputation as a biographer and naval historian, is the author of many books. He wrote THE MURDER OF CAPTAIN COOK in 1979 to mark the bicentenary of the explorer's death in that year.

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Captain James Cook by Richard Hough
Richard Hough
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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