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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before (United States), or Into the Blue: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before (Australia), is a travel book by Tony Horwitz, published in 2002.

Blue Latitudes/Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
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First edition
AuthorTony Horwitz
SubjectJames Cook
GenreTravel and History
PublisherHenry Holt and Company
Publication date
Media typeHardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, E-Book
Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz at a book signing in Waterford, Virginia

In it, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist travels to various parts of the world, following in the footsteps of explorer James Cook. The book compares the current conditions of the places Cook visited to what Cook documented at the time, and describes the different legacies Cook has left behind.[1][2]

Horowitz begins with his experience as a volunteer deckhand on the replica of HM Bark Endeavour. Some of the places Horowitz visits in his travels include Australia, the small island nation of Niue, the Society Islands, Tonga, New Zealand, the birthplace and home of Cook in North Yorkshire England, Alaska, and Hawaii.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Harris, Robert R (September 22, 2002). "Cook's Tour". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Tony Horwitz Blue Latitudes". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Blue Latitudes". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz: Summary and reviews". Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  5. ^ "The Wanderer". Retrieved 9 September 2019.

External linksEdit

  • [1]BLUE LATITUDES: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz | Read by Daniel Gerroll Contemporary Culture • 9 hrs. • Abridged • © 2002]