"Thoroughly enjoyable. No writer has better captured the heroic enigma that was Captain James Cook than Tony Horwitz in this amiable and enthralling excursion around the Pacific." --Bill Bryson, author of In a Sunburned Country
"Tony Horwitz's Blue Latitudes is one of the best. . . full of humor. . . an elegant running account of Cook's exploits."
--The New York Times Book Review (cover review)
"Part history, part travelogue--and mostly just great fun. . . This is history on a global scale, and Horwitz tells it surpassingly well."
--Los Angeles Times
"A tour de force of evocative history, serious scholarship, and compelling writing."
--The Washington Post
"Part Cook biography, part travelogue, and very much a stroke of genius." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Hilarious, brainy, and balanced. . . .A trip with Horwitz is as good as it gets."
--The Charlotte Observer
"Tony Horwitz has done it again. . . Keen insight, open-mindedness and laugh-out-loud humor."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"A staggering blend of historical research, character study, sociological analysis, and intriguing tales of travel." --The Boston Globe
"Curiosity, intelligence, compassion and a sense of adventure. . . I love reading Tony Horwitz."
"Horwitz succeeds brilliantly in turning the English from stiff icons to flesh-and-blood human beings. The book's constant humor, honesty and judgment recall his own Confederates in the Attic and Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods.. . . This book will keep you enthralled."
--The Seattle Time