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Lost Leaders: The Deaths of James Cook and Aldo Moro Compared

Moss, David


This chapter deals with the gestation and unfolding of two singular events: the violent deaths of an eighteenth-century English sea-captain and a twentieth-century Italian politician. On 14 February 1779 England's most famous maritime explorer Captain James Cook met a violent death at Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii. Cook was killed in the course of a cross-cultural encounter in which both sides had to manage their exchanges with very limited understandings of each other's beliefs, values, and social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Remembering Aldo Moro The Cultural Legacy of the 1978 Kidnapping and Murder


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