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The Life of Captain James Cook

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Captain Cook is the greatest explorer-seaman of all time, yet the world has had to wait almost two centuries for the first full-scale biography to do justice to the man and his achievements. Professor J.C. Beaglehole, the leading authority on Pacific exploration, devoted himself for many years to the editing of Cook's copious Journals, a monument of scholarship in four ...more
Paperback, 772 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Stanford University Press (first published 1992)
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The definitive biography of Captain Cook, written by the man who first spent 20 years editing Cook's journals. Cook himself redacted his journals actively, so it was no small task for the New Zealand professor. Indeed Beaglehole died during the final edit of the book and his son, T.H. Beaglehole saw to finishing publication over two years later.

It goes without saying that the biography is detailed (and illustrations are good) but even a reader familiar with geography needs much more than an exce
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Lots of detail. Almost rope by rope. Remember liking it.
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