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Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World Audio CD – Audiobook, May 14, 2019
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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.-- "Sunday Times (London)"<br \><br \>
Endeavour is an extraordinary book about an unlikely ship that defined an age...The book reminded me of one of those opulent eighteenth-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.-- "Times (London)"<br \><br \>
A deeply satisfying book...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.-- " Literary Review (London)"<br \><br \>
Acute insight into the ship that carried some of the most successful explorers across the world. A fine book that's definitely worth exploring.--"Michael Palin, English comedian, actor, television presenter, and author of Erebus"
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.--"Sunday Times (London)"
Moore's richly detailed book is an engrossing love letter to a word, an attitude, and a ship...that honors Endeavour, without denying the death and destruction that followed in her wake.--" Guardian (London)"
About the Author
Peter Moore teaches creative writing at the University of London and the University of Oxford. He is the author of Damn His Blood and The Weather Experiment, which was named one of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2015 and was adapted for a BBC4 documentary series.
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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.