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Captain Cook His Life, Voyages, and Discoveries [Kindle Edition]

William Henry Giles Kingston
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 348 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 3845711957
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082RU69I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,606 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A walk through history 10 May 2014
By Bubba
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This book was very easy to read and filled in some gaps after reading Captain cooks diary of his first voyage around the world. I was intrigued to find out what happened after the first tour and to hear more about the events leading up to his death. This book provided that information. The only thing I didn't like was the authors frequent complaining that the original settlers failed to spread the Christian word by using missionaries. However, it is easy to move past these and overall, they do not affect the story.
I would then recommend reading captain blighs memoires to continue with the history of discovery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 18 Mar. 2014
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Capt James Cook was one of history's greatest discoverers. The risks he took and his incredible achievement in bringing home both vessel and crew was amazing. I found it a much lighter and absorbing read than I had anticipated. Those who edited the original records should be thanked for their service. Capt Cook's secretary was tutor to my family (a bit of a drunk records say), and may have given them the thirst for travel. As for the sole critical reviewer, I suggest he broaden his mind. Cook's behaviour was exemplary. The editors reflected that, in my opinion! We owe a lot to the example set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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the author comes across as a sanctimonious twit who seriously seems to have believed that Captain Cook should have devoted a substantial amount of time to missionary work. These opinions are expressed an annoying number of times throughout the book. If these passages are ignored , this a fine account of the stunning achievements of Cook and his crews.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A determination beyond belief 9 Feb. 2013
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A sacrifice rare in any era, to leave home for years at a time in pursuit of the unknown and more importantly, to succeed. I doubt that there ever was or has been a more determined or remarkable man. There is little wonder that his name is an household word and undoubtedly will live on for ever.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read 3 July 2015
By edwardo
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I'm still reading this book on my Kindle.
It's a bit long winded at the start but then eventually gets into it's stride. The author betrays the social attitudes obtaining in the 19th Century when this was written and some of his remarks and opinions would, I'm sure, be seen as offensive to present day Maori. Nevertheless, it does give more of an insight into how Cook and his shipmates might have viewed the world in the 18th Century than some more modern writers. A bit light on life on board the Endeavour with little attempt to give a rounded view of each of the major personalities.
Worth a read
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read. 4 Mar. 2014
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I downloaded this shortly before a holiday to New Zealand - it was a really interesting read and it was fascinating to hear about how Cook and his crew interacted with the indigent population. We actually visited a lot of places in New Zealand that were referred to, and it really brought our trip to life. While some of the comments of the author, and actions of Cook's crew raised my eyebrows at times (eg shooting at natives who did not want to come on board and paddled their canoes away from the ship) it is important to realise that times have changed since this book was written!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Cook 8 Nov. 2012
By Ian
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Thoroughly enjoyable read for those who have an interest in history and adventure. Very easy to pick up and dip into at random or to read thru from start to finish
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Somewhat Biased History of Captain Cook 21 Dec. 2013
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This was an interesting read with regard to Captain Cooks three voyages. However, the writer is often critical of Cooks acceptance of the south seas islanders culture and religeous customs. Admittedly, some practiced canabalism and were warlike, but he was on a voyage of discovery and not there to promote christianity. Despite the writers frequent sermons on conversion, it is clear that Captain Cook was a very great navigator, compassionate leader of men and shrewd Statesman in all his dealings. Worth reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I havn't read it they persist in asking for a review
Published 2 days ago by DCB
3.0 out of 5 stars isn't our empire great..
Slow, plodding, bit pedantic, bit why wasn't he converting the natives, isn't our empire great ... But from next to knowing nothing about Cook I could now write a short history.
Published 4 months ago by noddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A super interesting read
Published 4 months ago by aaron dyer
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Informative read😃
Published 5 months ago by Martin
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my hero
Published 6 months ago by MRS JACQUELINE L LILLEKER
3.0 out of 5 stars Written in the 19th century by someone with obvious strong ...
Written in the 19th century by someone with obvious strong religious views. I felt the book wanted to say more about missionary work than about the problems, hardships and triumphs... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Juscott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
downloaded as a present
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Long winded, each voyage memoir is the same as the next
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I ordered this book on a recommendation. It is a very interesting account. I was amazed at the age of the book which is in pretty good condition considering there is a date on the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by cleverkiwi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A good read
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