Blue Latitudes

Author(s): Tony Horowitz

Adventure

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain's adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today's Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of "Confederates in the Attic," works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impoverished farmboy who became the greatest navigator in British history and forever changed the lands he touched. Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating, "Blue Latitudes "brings to life a man who helped create the global village we inhabit today.

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General Fields

  • : 9780312422608
  • : Saint Martin's Press Inc.
  • : Saint Martin's Press Inc.
  • : 210mm X 142mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 480
  • : Australasian & Pacific history: BCE to c 1750 CE; Geographical discovery & exploration; World history: c 1500 to c 1750
  • : Tony Horowitz
  • : Paperback
  • : 910.41