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Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2003

    Not one boring page!

    This is a tale too incredible to be true. It is bigger than even the voyage to the moon. No explorer before or since has matched the achievements of Captain Cook. He pushed himself to the limit and beyond. His goal was to go 'farther than any man' and he did. James Cook was born into the low end of a class conscious England but he had a fierce determiniation to make his mark and gain respect on the highest level. He was an extremely complex man, ever faithful to a loving wife, ever faithful to his love of adventure and the sea. His accomplishments in exploring the world in his three voyages were incomparable. This book is extremely readible for landlubbers and tars alike. Clear, straightforward writing with no frills. The story unfolds like a tapestry of adventures. As an English teacher I give it an A+!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2003

    Capt. Cook, the ulitmate explorer.

    I knew nothing of Capt.Cook but glancing thru the pages, with each page being interesting, I bought the book. I couldnt' put it down. If you enjoy reading about explorers and their travels, you must read this story. I wish I'd never read it so I could read it for the first time again!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2008

    One of the Best

    This is one of the best books in my small collection of historical accounts. Dugard is a great author. A very enjoyable read about a truly incredible man. Without hesitation, I recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Captain Cook's Best Biography

    I've read three books on Captain Cook. This one excels in telling his story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001

    History was never so exciting

    Finally... a history book that reads as vividly as a novel. I was never bored. After reading this book I have a hard time comprehending why Cook is so overlooked by modern history. His three voyages were epic and bold, made all the more difficult for sailing through the Southern Ocean. His demise was his own sad doing, and it hurts to read the ending of this book -- such a tragedy!! Dugard writes in a style full of daring historical detail that made me feel I was on the deck of a ship with Cook. All too often, historical narratives are boring and slow. This book? I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2013

    Enjoyable

    I always read history with an open mind. How can we truly know all the facts or bring to life in a story a person from the past? If all this is true, or even mostly so, then wow. Just wow. This book had me telling stories of Cook ro my kids as I was reading it. Timeless adventure for all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Well Written Bio

    I have read several books on Capt Cook and this is one of the best. For anyone interested in his life and explorations, this is a great book to read. It is easy to follow, well written and researched in detail. Glad I purchased it and added it to my library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    Every page is interesting

    This is a book that is not only easy reading but interesting in every page with no boring pages at all. I wish I'd never read it so I could read it again for the first time! This book really opens a view of what life was like for those seaman who risked their lives for adventure. Great reading from the first to the last page.

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