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- Print Length: 422 pages
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2019)
- Publication Date: May 14, 2019
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07HF2NRS7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“[A] fantastically detailed story . . . a joy of a biography, offering up a blizzard of maritime and political fascinations . . . Moore has written a book that makes the case for [Endeavour] both compelling and irrefutable―and offers up besides an immense treasure trove of fact-filled and highly readable fun.” --Simon Winchester, The New York Times Book Review
"Enlightening . . . Moore goes well beyond simple history or a mere tracking of the Endeavour's exploits. Though the minutiae may seem daunting at first, readers should stick with it, as the narrative transforms into a page-turning, breathtaking adventure story for the ages . . . History at its most exciting and revealing." --Kirkus (starred review)
"In recounting the history of the Endeavour, Moore illuminates the improbable life of a humble collier . . . In learning about one boat’s world-straddling feats, readers also learn about the impetuous spirit that transformed society during the decades she sailed . . . With an acute eye, Moore limns the conflicting human impulses in the first episodes of this epoch-making drama. Maritime history that opens onto much more." --Booklist (starred review)
"Endeavour is a dazzling combination of science and adventure, lyrically evocative descriptions of lush tropical landscapes and salt-stung seascapes, and a portrait of an age of 'magnificent geniality' . . . Endeavour is an absolute joy from start to finish, and surely my history book of the year." ―Christopher Hart, Sunday Times (U.K.)
"Endeavour is an extraordinary book about an unlikely ship that defined an age . . . The book reminded me of one of those opulent 18th-century feasts enjoyed by King George – endless exotic dishes all delivered with exquisite style. Like the age it recounts, it is a book of energy, creativity and self-confidence." ―Gerard DeGroot, The Times (U.K.)
"Moore’s richly detailed book is an engrossing love letter to a word, an attitude and a ship: it is an endeavour that honours Endeavour, without denying the death and destruction that followed in her wake." ―Ruth Scurr, The Guardian
"Endeavour is a deeply satisfying book. It represents an intelligent, diverse, fresh and challenging approach to writing the history of exploration. Paying homage to the remarkable lives of a single vessel, Peter Moore also gives the Endeavour a new lease of life long after its sinking." ―Robert Mayhew, Literary Review
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Sometimes it goes a bit off tangent but its still a good read and epic story.
Since I read the book there are reports that Endeavour has been found in Newport Rhode Island as the book predicts. There is an argument about who owns it......US, Australia or the UK. How stupid is this.....its ours the UK for Queen and Country.
Unusual in that it’s the biography of a boat and its part in history. But sometimes it has the sort of detail you don’t really care about.... a bit analogous to someone who, when asked what the time is, tells you how the watch is made.
I learned a lot but not necessarily on subjects that I expected. Author has clearly done a huge amount of research / reading.
But otherwise a relaxing and entertaining tour with Captain Cook around the world in the eighteenth century.
There were distractions, like how the wood was bursting from acorns planted or scattered centuries before.
Greatly enhances the saga of European discovery of alien lands and the peoples that inhabited them.
At times I forgot I was reading about a ship, but the writer skillfully trims the sails to bring us back on course, having colored in the background developments.
A superb way of portraying such changing times in history - jam-packed with incident and insight - engagingly written and a good, flowing read.
Beautifully written and a treasure trove of information.
My reading it coincided with the news that the remains of the Endeavour may have finally been identified on the ocean floor in Newport Harbour USA. A nice conclusion to the story.