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#KHIS2110, Sea of Dangers:
Captain Cook and His Rivals in the South Pacific
by Geoffrey Blainey
$37.20
6-1/4" x 9-1/4", Hard Cover, 322 pages
"A fast, interesting and exciting read."  Wes Wood


 

I found this book easy to read and very entertaining giving a feel for the adventure of the explorer.
I have a better understanding of Cook seeing his adventures embedded in the wider happenings of the age
It added to a larger picture of the excitement at the time and the competition to discover the last and
greatest continent which was supposed to be a source of riches for the country that would discover
and establish a settlement there.

I was disappointed and left bewildered though,
finding only a few token mentions of tattoo which I see as a serious flaw in the narrative.

I loved the book but can't help thinking history is being sanitized - intentionally.
Wes Wood

  

Sea of Dangers
by
Geoffrey Blainey

#KHIS2110, $27.50
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