This reads like a book report of Captain Cook's ship logs. The first chapter, probably the best part of the biography, focuses on everything before his Circumnavigations, while the middle chapters each cover one. They are easy to read but somewhat monotonous and became tedious. The entire last chapter (there are only 5 or 6) the Author focuses on how Protestantism was spread throughout the places Cook discovered or visited. This strong religious view was also interjected throughout the book. Overall, I was disappointed.