Captain Cook (Google eBook)

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Random House, Nov 30, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels, and then onto his final tragic voyage which signalled the end of his revered reputation.

One hundred years on from the death of Cook, another great man, George Collingridge begins his own adventure. He, like Cook was oblivious to the implications his journey would have. Along the way he unfolds ancient maps, secret tales and unearths hidden lands and buried treasure. He is also said to have realised that it was not Cook who discovered Australia - it was the Portugese. This firm belief was the eventual cause of his self-destruction.

Another hundred years later Vanessa Collingridge, is searching for books on her lifelong hero Captain Cook in a university library. She discovers the name of a distant cousin, George Collingridge, in a dusty card index. And so a new journey of discovery begins - in the footsteps of her hero and his nemesis.

  

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User Review  - John Hornyak - Goodreads

Very well written. The author is a distant relation... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

interseting factual look at history. Lots of stuff never taught in the history class that makes for a more feasible and more interesting account of the discovery of NZ Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
9
George Collingridges Storyv
23
A Taste of the Seajamcs Cook 1715
43
The Happy Foresight of Mr Collingridge
63
George Collingridge 1870
77
Trouble in Paradise George Collingridge 1879
93
To the Southwarcls
99
Further than Any Other Man james Cook 177
319
21 Term Anstralis Cognita George follirrgrirlge 1885
347
The Final Voyage jnmcs Cook 1776
363
Alaska james Cook 1778
367
Kealakckua Bay 2001
421
Heroes Heretics and the Great Vhodunit
443
Obsession and Betrayalmum Cook 1779
456
319
461

Preparations james Cook 1768
127
The Ioyage of the Endeavour jomes Cook 1768
173
A Calamitous Situation janws Cook 1770
249
The Dieppe Maps George Collingridgc 1883
268

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About the author (2011)

Vanessa Collingridge is best known as a presenter and reporter on Tonight with Trevor MacDonald. A first class Geography graduate of Oxford, Vanessa's presenting career has spanned many scientific and historical programmes on both TV and radio. She has also had her own column with the Daily Telegraph.

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