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Great sailor, a life of the discoverer, Captain James Cook.

by John W. Vandercook

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Published by Dial Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Cook, James, 1728-1779.,
    • Explorers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Voyages around the world -- History -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG246.C7 V35
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 339 p.
      Number of Pages339
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6092749M
      LC Control Number51009943

      CAPTAIN JAMES COOK - Life and Voyages of the Great Navigator. By Walter Besant JAMES COOK, born , Marton, Yorkshire, England, died , Hawaii. The second son of James Cook, a Yorkshire labourer, and Grace his wife. From the lowest ranks, born to be great, when he began to rise, with each step he assumed, as if it belonged to him, the. In , when Captain James Cook set sail on the first of three voyages to the South Seas, he carried with him secret orders from the British Admiralty to seek ‘a Continent or Land of great extent’ and to take possession of that country ‘in the Name of the King of Great Britain’.

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James Cook Explorer of the South Seas,The. Vandercook, John W. a life of the discoverer Captain James Cook. Vandercook, John W. Published by Dial Press () Used. Hardcover. A post-captain was a naval officer who held a commission, but not the rank, as a captain, which still applied in the case of Lieutenant James Cook”.

8 A post-captain did, in fact, carry the rank of captain and, prior to this event, Cook already held the rank of commander, not lieutenant.

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