Peter Moore (PENGUIN)
Fascinated with history? This fastidiously researched book focuses on HMS Endeavour, one of the most significant ships in the history of British exploration. Of course, the ship carried Captain James Cook on his first great voyage after the Royal Navy bought the common coal carrying vessel in 1768. Yet, she also witnessed other historic events, such as the Wilkes Riots in London in 1768 and the battles for control of New York in 1776. A great read that delves into 18th century seafaring and vividly brings to life a crew of colourful characters.