En­deav­our

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Recommends -

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.

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