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Cracking good read grommit,
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This review is from: Captain Cook (Hardcover)
At times the author appears to include far more detail about other people than the captain - then you realise - the captain was a modest and focused guy - and enabled the great achievements of others without the need for great aclaim, hence the reliance on the texts of others. This is a cracking good "Boys-Own" ripping yarn - except - it isn't - it's the actual life story of a real person. What an extraordinary person and well captured by the author. Hough keeps the story going, it flows, hard to put the book down. But Mr Hough- you had a good subject to go at. Having traced the routes of Cook, the author has been able to add real atmosphere to the locations. Hough's lead up to the final moments of Cook's life really builds to a massive pathos - the only time I had to put the book down for a while, for reflection - so sad. Well done Mr Hough, I needed to know about Cook and you certainly helped me do that.