Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

Tony Horwitz
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Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Confederates in the Attic” takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain's adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today's Pacific.

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Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain’s adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today’s Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of “Confederates in the Attic,” works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook’s ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impoverished farmboy who became the greatest navigator in British history and forever changed the lands he touched. Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating, “Blue Latitudes ”brings to life a man who helped create the global village we inhabit today.

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A tour de force of evocative history, serious scholarship, and compelling writing.—The Washington Post

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Tony Horwitz is the author of “Confederates in the Attic”, “Baghdad Without a Map”, and “One for the Road”. He is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked as a war correspondent for the “Wall Street Journal” and as a staff writer for “The New Yorker”. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Geraldine Brooks, and their son, Nathaniel.

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