Flinders brings to life the fascinating story of this exceptional maritime explorer from the drama of epic voyages and devastating shipwrecks; his part in the naming of Australia; his cruel imprisonment by the French on Mauritius for six long and harrowing years; the heartbreaking separation from his beloved wife; and the comfort he got from his loyal cat, Trim; to his tragic death at just forty, before ever seeing the publication of his life's work.Flinders is a true hero whose name is forever woven into the fabric of Australian history. This is a gripping adventure biography in the style of the bestselling Bligh: Master Mariner.
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Great read, just a fascinating part of our history.
This has been a great history lesson to anyone who has heard of this great man. He has not had the accolades that he should have with what he did to put Australia literally on the map.
'This book has it all adventure, romance and tension.' -- Sunshine Coast Sunday
'A drama of adventure and shipwreck' -- Sun Herald, Sydney
'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' -- Sunday Age
'The remarkable Flinders, who ranks with Cook and Bligh as one of the great seafarers of the era' -- Herald Sun, Melbourne
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 29th November 2016
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1