Murder of Captain James Cook. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: HOUGH, Richard COOK, James, Captain)

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HOUGH, Richard. The Murder of Captain James Cook. London : Macmillan, (1979). First British Edition. Pp (6),[7]-271,(1), + 16 pp plates. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers. "By the time Captain James Cook set out on his last great voyage of discovery to the Pacific he was already recognised as the greatest navigator and maritime explorer of his time. Had he returned alive from his last expedition evengreater honours must have been his. Even now, In the historical perspectiv e of maritime exploration, Cook’s achievements are seen as spectacular and unique. But he did not return alive. And Richard Hough puts forward the theory that the circumstances of his murder did not arise merely from a casualmishap or misunderstanding: but that they were rooted in a change in Cook’ s own character, already pointed to by a series of extraordinary mistakes and delays that had imbued this last voyage with a sense of frustration - before the final tragedy of his death." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Dinner for four. 2. Sunshine and desolation. 3. Strange anchorages. 4. 'Savouring of cruelty.' 5. 'Only in a passion.' 6. 'To enrich our voyage with a discovery.' 7. 'As compact as a wall.' 8. Russian interlude. 9. 'Infinitely their superiors.' 10, 'We have lost our father.' Epilogue. A note on longitude. Cook's earlier voyages. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 17.00

Title: Murder of Captain James Cook. First British Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HOUGH, Richard COOK, James, Captain)

Categories: 80,

Publisher: Macmillan, London, 1979, ISBN:0333234774:

Seller ID: 109108

Keywords: NAUTICAL EXPLORATION PACIFIC NAVAL BRITISH ROYAL NAVY EXPLORERS VOYAGES POLYNESIA,