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Captain Cook's Merchant Ships : Freelove, Three Brothers, Mary, Friendship, Endeavour, Adventure,
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The first book to tell the full story of Cook’s merchant ships in their historical context While the story of Endeavour is widely written about, Captain Cook sailed in or with eight ships that began their lives as merchant ships. This detailed illustrated history tells the story of these ships and the people who sailed in them. In placing these ships and people in the personal, political, social, financial, scientific, and religious contexts of their times, this book provides a comprehensible account of the Eighteenth Century. Often using contemporary sources, this gripping account fills a gap in Cook history and attempts to catch something of that exciting, violent, gossipy but largely untaught and unknown, period through which these vessels and their people sailed literally and figuratively between the old world and the new.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Transportation, History
Sub-Genre: Ships + Shipbuilding / History, Expeditions + Discoveries
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Stephen Baines
Street Date: November 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6461
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