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Captain Cooks Merchant Ships: Free Love, Three Brothers, Mary, Friendship, Endeavour, Adventure, Resolution and Discovery Stephen Baines

Captain Cooks Merchant Ships: Free Love, Three Brothers, Mary, Friendship, Endeavour, Adventure, Resolution and Discovery

Stephen Baines

Published
ISBN : 9780750962148
Paperback
288 pages
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 About the Book 

The first book to tell the full story of Cook’s merchant ships in their historical contextWhile the story of Endeavour is widely written about, Captain Cook sailed in or with eight ships that began their lives as merchant ships. This detailedMoreThe first book to tell the full story of Cook’s merchant ships in their historical contextWhile 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.