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Hardcover The Death of Captain Cook Book

ISBN: 0674031946

ISBN13: 9780674031944

The Death of Captain Cook

(Part of the Profiles in History Series)

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Since first reported to the world in 1780, the death of Captain Cook on a Hawaiian beach the previous year has been revered, celebrated, and shrouded in mystery. Simultaneously called a hero and an antihero, a ruthless invader, and a torchbearer of the Enlightenment, Cook's reputation grew as much out of the moving story of his death as out of his adventures while he lived.

In a style that is more detective story than conventional biography,...

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