Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World

Peter Moore (Author) Ric Jerrom (Read by)
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Product Details

Blackstone Publishing
Publish Date
May 14, 2019
5.4 X 0.6 X 6.8 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Moore taught religious studies at the University of Kent for many years. His most recent book is Where Are the Dead?: Exploring the Idea of an Embodied Afterlife.
Ric Jerrom is an actor, writer, and--occasionally--director. He has also narrated audiobooks in genres from classics to romantic fiction to mystery and suspense, winning three AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. He has written plays, film scripts, short stories, poetry, and journalism. He has performed in many radio plays, sundry theaters, and internationally for the Natural Theatre Company of Bath.


"Endeavour is a dazzling combination of science and adventure, lyrically evocative descriptions of lush tropical landscapes and salt-stung seascapes, and a portrait of an age of 'magnificent geniality'...Endeavour is an absolute joy from start to finish, and surely my history book of the year."

-- "Sunday Times (London)"

"Moore's richly detailed book is an engrossing love letter to a word, an attitude and a ship: it is an endeavour that honours Endeavour, without denying the death and destruction that followed in her wake."

-- "Guardian (UK)"

Endeavour is an extraordinary book about an unlikely ship that defined an age...The book reminded me of one of those opulent eighteenth-century feasts enjoyed by King George--endless exotic dishes all delivered with exquisite style. Like the age it recounts, it is a book of energy, creativity and self-confidence."

-- "Times (London)"

"A dense but enlightening history of a highly significant eighteenth-century vessel....The narrative transforms into a page-turning, breathtaking adventure story for the ages...History at its most exciting and revealing."

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

"A deeply satisfying book...Paying homage to the remarkable lives of a single vessel, Peter Moore also gives the Endeavour a new lease of life long after its sinking."

-- " Literary Review (London)"

"Acute insight into the ship that carried some of the most successful explorers across the world. A fine book that's definitely worth exploring."

-- "Michael Palin, English comedian, actor, television presenter, and author of Erebus"