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The Resource The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade, Glyn Williams

The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade, Glyn Williams

Label
The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade
Title
The death of Captain Cook
Title remainder
a hero made and unmade
Statement of responsibility
Glyn Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Captain James Cook was one of the best known naval captains of his day and the first European discoverer of the Hawaiian Islands. During his third voyage, he was fatally stabbed in an altercation with native Hawaiians, an event that is still a source of debate for modern scholars. Williams (history, emeritus, Queen Mary Univ. of London; Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage ) examines the puzzling details of Cook's death as well as how the record of it differs (and in some cases, may have been deliberately altered) in the published accounts of his voyage. Williams moves beyond Cook's death to trace the man's historical representation throughout the centuries, his development into a controversial figure celebrated for his discoveries and demonized for his part as an agent of destructive colonialism, and how the circumstances of his death affected both viewpoints. Although the historical material may be familiar, Williams provides an excellent overview and comparison of the facts of Cook's last days, the various influences on his reputation and legacy, and recent scholarship. Recommended for public and academic libraries.—Kathleen McCallister, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia --Kathleen McCallister (Reviewed February 1, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 2, p81)
Biography type
individual biography
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299992
Cataloging source
DLC
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Williams, Glyndwr
Dewey number
  • 910.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
G246.C7
LC item number
W47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Cook, James
  • Cook, James
  • Explorers
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a hero made and unmade
Label
The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade, Glyn Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
719331
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780674031944
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674031944
  • (OCoLC)213133318
Label
The death of Captain Cook : a hero made and unmade, Glyn Williams
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
719331
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780674031944
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008008827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674031944
  • (OCoLC)213133318

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