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In Cook’s relatively short and adventurous life (1728-79) he voyaged to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Arctic and Antarctic bringing about a new comprehension of the world’s geography and its people’s. He was the linking figure between the grey specualtion of the early eighteenth century and the industrial age of the first half of the nineteenth century.
Richard Hough’s biograpahy is full of new insights and interpretations of one of the world’s greatest mariners.
The Sunday Times
Richard Hough's biography is as fascinating as it is felicitous in style and entertaining in content
Field Marshall Lord Carver, Sunday Telegraph
Hough tells the story with skill to give a convincing smell of the sea
Flora Fraser, The Times
Captain James Cook does handsome justice to the navigator