Captain Cook: master of the seas.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
Octavo, paperback, 490 pp. colour and black and white illustrations, maps.
Foremost among the great explorers of the eighteenth century was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. In this authentic, engrossing biography, McLynn reveals how Cook's life was one of both great struggle and great success. Here McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, Cook, who began his career as a deckhand, transcended his humble beginnings and triumphed through good fortune, courage, and talent. Also available in hardcover [stock id 33857].