“further than anyone had gone before”

This afternoon I finished reading vanessa collingrige’s biography of captain cook. Despite the prose being too flowery in places for what should be a work of academia, it is a fine b9ook. I really got into the mind of the great explorer, as well as developing a good understandinng of the arguments for and against his discovery of jav la grande. It is indeed a well-rounded book, but I reaLise from my sudy of hisory at college the folly of relying souly on one sourse. No doubt collingridge is correct on most counts, though.

as for cook himself, i coulddn’t escapee the ccomparisoon with picard – no doubt one was based on the other. “hoist the mainsail. prepare to get under way. engage”

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