Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World
by Moore, Peter
Named a Sunday Times Best Book of 2018 and the winner of the Mary Soames Award for History, this is a revealing and comprehensive account of the Endeavour’s role in shaping the Western world. Notably, Endeavour carried James Cook on his first major voyage–but this ship had many lives. Later, during 1776 battles for control of New York, Endeavour witnessed the birth of the American republic. During its career, its cargo and passengers ranged from botanists, a Polynesian priest, and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain, to Newcastle coal and Hessian soldiers. With his careful research, Moore shines new light on the ambition and consequences of the Age of Enlightenment.