Farther than any man: the rise and fall of Captain James Cook
"James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther Than Any Man, noted modern-day adventurer Martin Dugard strips away the myth of Cook and instead portrays a complex, conflicted man of tremendous ambition (at times to a fault), intellect (though Cook was routinely underestimated) and sheer hardheadedness."--BOOK JACKET.
- LCC: G420
- Dewey Decimal: 910/.92
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xiv, 287 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
- Cook, James,1728-1779 -- Travel
- Voyages around the world
- Explorers -- England -- Biography
- Oceania -- Discovery and exploration
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