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Blue Latitudes

Author: Horwitz, Tony Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Hawaii, Oceania, Tahiti, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Australia, Sydney, Oceans and Seas, Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, Tasmania, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Bering Sea, Europe, England, Yorkshire, Gulf of Alaska, Botany Bay, Africa, South Africa, Cape Town, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Gisborne, Great Barrier Reef, Asia, Indonesia, Jakarta, Niue, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Tonga, London
Genre: Travelogue
Time Frame: 1700s
Published: 2002
Description:
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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