Author(s): Richard Hough
In Cook's relatively short but adventurous life (1728-79) he voyaged to the eastern and western seaboards of North America, the North and South Pacific and the Artic and Antarctic, bringing about a new comprehension of the world's geography and its peoples.
'Highly readable' -- Terry Waite, The Sunday Times 'Richard Hough's biography is as fascinating as it is felicitous in style and entertaining in content' -- Field Marshal Lord Carver, The Sunday Telegraph 'Hough tells the story with skill to give a convincing smell of the sea' -- Flora Fraser, The Times 'Captain James Cook does handsome justice to the navigator' -- Ian Thomson, The Independent
Richard Hough with his high reputation as a biographer and naval historian, is the author of many books. He wrote THE MURDER OF CAPTAIN COOK in 1979 to mark the bicentenary of the explorer's death in that year.