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Into the Blue: Boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before by Tony Horwitz

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December 2002-January 2003, no. 247
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Into the Blue: Boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before by Tony Horwitz

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Into the Blue: Boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before by Tony Horwitz

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December 2002-January 2003, no. 247

This is a tale of a farm boy who grew up in ‘the world of the rural poor, [which] remained what it had been for generations; a day’s walk in radius, a tight, well-trodden loop between home, field, church, and, finally, a crowded family grave plot’. It is the story of James Cook’s dramatic escape from that loop, told by another equally restless soul, American journalist Tony Horwitz, who spent eighteenth months travelling the Pacific in the wake of Cook’s three great voyages of discovery.

Brigid Hains reviews 'Into the Blue: Boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before' by Tony Horwitz

Into the Blue: Boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before

by Tony Horwitz

Allen & Unwin, $29.95pb, 480pp

Buy this book

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