The Wide Wide Sea By Hampton Sides

The Final, Fateful Adventure of Captain James Cook

From New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides comes an epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration.

In July 1776, Captain James Cook began his third voyage in HMS Resolution. Two-and-a-half years later, in Hawaii, Cook was killed – stabbed by the indigenous population.

What brought Cook to this end, so far from his reputation? Cook was renowned for humane leadership, dedication to science and respect for indigenous societies.

Cook’s new voyage carried secret orders, and the Captain grew strange, delivering savage punishments and leading his ships into danger. The mission revealed the sharp edge of a colonial sword, leaving catastrophe in its wake. And, on the shores of Hawaii, Cook’s expedition finally tore itself apart…

Categories: Biographies, Transport Technology, History, Sailing, Explorers.

Reading Age: 16 years to adult

RRP: Paperback in 432 pages NZ$40.00

Imprint Michael Joseph and published in NZ by Penguin Random House New Zealand.

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