Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery

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Captain Cook: A Likely Lad
James Cook journeys from the life of a barefoot farm boy to commanding his own ship as he embarks on one of the British Empire's first real scientific expeditions. With…
Captain Cook: Taking Command
Cook sets sail on the history-making adventure in search of one of the great prizes of 18th century exploration, the fabled Great Southern Continent. His orders are to venture south…
Captain Cook: Beyond Speculation
Cook continues his relentless pursuit of a great southern continent, putting fable and mystery to rest. Despite his great skills sailing and navigating across the world to Tahiti, charting New…
Captain Cook: Northwest Passage
Cook's obsession with discovery continues as he searches for the mythic Northwest Passage, but is it a journey too far? Now retired and promoted to Post Captain, James Cook is…

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