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Blue Latitudes
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before | Tony Horwitz
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Documents the three high-adventure voyages of Captain James Cook, who between 1768 and 1779 mapped a final third of the globe that was previously uncharted.
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BillBlume
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I was shocked to learn last night about the death of Tony Horwitz (article: https://wapo.st/2JKp4dB). I met him at the first James River Writers Conference here in Richmond in 2003. His book Blue Latitudes had a profound influence on my writing. He took what could have been a dull book on the voyages of Captain Cook and made it fun. I challenged myself to add more humor to my writing, and my Gidion Keep novels owe a small debt to him for that.

wanderinglynn So sad! 😢 8mo
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BillBlume
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Got out and voted. I‘ve never seen my polling place as crowded as it was this year, not even for a presidential election. Really hoping that‘s a good sign, because there are two key races here. Rewarding myself for voting with a cup of coffee. #Election2018 #IVoted #HellYeah

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RealBooks4ever
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#subtitles #aprilbookshowers Two winners for subtitles!

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Oftencantdecide
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#readJanuary- While I normally prefer cold weather, this book, my favorite travelogue, had me #DreamingOfAWarmerClimate. The author retraces Captain Cook's voyages through the Pacific.

LeahBergen Loved it! 👍🏼 3y
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Cook,” the historian Bernard Smith speculates, “increasingly realised that wherever he went he was spreading the curses much more liberally than the benefits of European civilization.

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I remember being so absorbed into this book. It is a wonderful and detailed account about Captain James Cook and all his adventures and ultimate misadventures. It's crazy good ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen Loved this one!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Loved that book! 3y
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I‘m not a big non-fiction reader, but I love Tony Horwitz‘s Blue Latitudes. The book follows Tony‘s adventures as he visits places where explorer Captain Cook traveled & searches for signs of Cook‘s lasting presence. Tony‘s experiences add a lot of humor, changing Blue Latitudes into more of a chat at the bar with an old friend. This book influenced my writing a lot, making me work harder at injecting humor into my writing. #travel #travelwriting

LeahBergen Loved this one! 3y
BillBlume @LeahBergen I think my favorite part is when they accidentally steal the car on the island. Laughed myself silly when I read that. 3y
LeahBergen Yes!! 😂 3y
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Another nautical book! Can't wait to dive in!🐳📚🌊

Laura317 Yes!!👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 3y
Well-ReadNeck 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅 3y
LeahBergen I LOVED this book! 3y
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BethFishReads Yeah! 3y
Texreader This is great!!! 3y
TeR I read this so long ago ... What a good book 😄 3y
BillBlume This book influenced my writing a lot. The way Tony wove so much humor into his storytelling amazed me. 3y
Leelee08 @BillBlume That's one of my favorite things about a good non-fiction writer: the ability to blend humor and story into true events.😊 3y
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