Captain Cook's Merchant Ships

Captain Cook's Merchant Ships
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Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 400
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ISBN-10 : 9780750965491
ISBN-13 : 0750965495
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Book Synopsis Captain Cook's Merchant Ships by : Stephen Baines

Download or read book Captain Cook's Merchant Ships written by Stephen Baines and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2015-08-03 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While the story of Endeavour is widely known, Captain Cook sailed with eight ships, which began their lives as merchant vessels. This detailed illustrated history tells the story of these vessels 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 comprehensive and readable account of the 'long eighteenth century'. Using contemporary sources, this gripping narrative fills a gap in Cook history and attempts to catch something of the 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.


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