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Farther Than Any Man : Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

Farther Than Any Man : Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook - 01 edition

Farther Than Any Man : Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780743400695

ISBN10: 0743400690

Farther Than Any Man : Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook by Martin Dugard - ISBN 9780743400695
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Farther Than Any Man : Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook by Martin Dugard - ISBN 9780743400695

ISBN13: 9780743400695

ISBN10: 0743400690

Edition: 01

Summary

In the annals of seafaring and exploration, there is one name that immediately evokes visions of the open ocean, billowing sails, visiting strange, exotic lands previously uncharted, and civilizations never before encountered -- Captain James Cook.

This is the true story of a legendary man and explorer. Noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard, using James Cook's personal journals, strips away the myths surrounding Cook's life and portrays his tremendous ambition, intellect, and sheer hardheadedness to rise through the ranks of the Royal Navy -- and by his courageous exploits become one of the most enduring figures in naval history.

Full or realistic action, lush descriptions of places and events, and fascinating historical characters such as King George III and the soon-to-be-notorious Master William Bligh, Dugard's gripping account of the life and death of Captain James Cook is a thrilling story of a discoverer hell-bent on going farther than any man.

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