The Death of Captain Cook and Other Writings
No aspect of the voyages of Captain Cook have been more controversial than Cook's death. This book reprints one of the classic accounts of this episode, the vivid and lively narrative by one of the voyage surgeons, David Samwell. Introductory essays contextualize Samwell's contribution within this period of Pacific maritime history.
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an eventful career
David Samwell on his hobby horse
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