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Captain Vancouver: North-West Navigator

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When Captain Cook set out to seek a western entrance to the fabled North West Passage, his instructions allowed him no more than the briefest contact with the coast of northwest America. The burden of that survey was to fall on George Vancouver, one of his midshipmen. Vancouver was sent with two ships to explore the coast and to claim land for Britain. His remarkably ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Tempus
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Phillip Taylor
Dec 28, 2008 Phillip Taylor rated it it was amazing

It was a delight to hear that the first full scale biography of Captain George Vancouver had been commissioned in 2000 just after the two hundredth anniversary of his death in the village of Petersham, Richmond, Surrey. This work has now been reprinted and makes remarkable reading. It is about a man who is not widely known, but whose exploits exhibited the strengths of patience, determination and perseverance which are such ‘foreign’ considerations to so many
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