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Blue Latitudes

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
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Tony Horwitz
Henry Holt and Co.
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Prologue: The Distance Traveled1. Pactific Northwest: One Week Before the Mast2. Tahiti: Sic Transit Venus3. To Bora-Bora: Sold a Pup4. New Zealand: Warriors, Still5. Botany Bay: In the Pure State of Nature6. The Great Barrier Reef: Wrecked7. Homeward Bound: The Hospital Ship8. Savage Island: The Hunt for Red Bananas9. Tonga: Where Time Begins, and Goes Back10. North Yorkshire: A Plain, Zealous Man11. London: Shipping Out, Again12. Alaska: Outside Men13. Hawaii: The Last Island14. Kealakekua Bay: A Bad Day on Black RockEpilogue: A Period to His Labours
In an exhilarating tale of historic adventure, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Confederates in the Attic retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the 18th century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time he died in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by following in the captain's wake to places such as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef to discover Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farmboy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history.By turns harrowing and hilarious, insightful and entertaining, BLUE LATITUDES brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the 'global village' we know today.

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