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Brigid Hains

Brigid Hains is a freelance historian and author of The Ice and the Inland (2002).

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

December 2002-January 2003, no. 247 01 December 2002
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 sp ... (read more)