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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
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Sep 04, 09

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A fictionalized account of the early years of the life of Nathaniel Bowditch, a self-taught mathematical genius who is considered the father of modern maritime navigation, Carry On offers inspiring lessons for young readers. Bowditch persisted in his studies while serving as an indentured servant, teaching himself Latin (so he could read Newton) and French. According to the book, he shared his knowledge with shipmates -- these moments are the most touching in the book. I thought the book was good (I want to give it 3 1/2 stars but goodreads won't let me) but my early enthusiasm flagged in later chapters.

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