Top critical review
Poorly written. Too much background and "color".
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020
I'm fascinated by James Cook's explorations, the American Revolution, and 18th Century ships. But the author has chosen to fill his narrative with peripheral happenings and antidotes in an attempt to draw a picture of "the times". Its was hard for ME to keep track of the actual ship that the book is supposed to be about, with all the off topic stories and descriptions swirling about.