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.