The lieutenant

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As a boy in England, Daniel Rooke was always an outsider. Ridiculed in school and misunderstood by his parents, Daniel could only hope-against all the evidence-that he would one day find his calling. His affinity for and ability with numbers takes him away from home and narrow-minded school, winning him a place in the Naval Academy where he becomes obsessed with Euclid and Kepler, with their concepts and theories of the orderliness of the world where everything-including a misfit like himself-has a place and purpose. When he fails to secure an observatory position with Astronomer Royal, Dr. Vickery, Daniel enrolls in the Marine forces. On assignment in Australia, Daniel builds an observatory to view Vickery's comet, he meets and befriends Aborigines, and eventually becomes an abolitionist. Inspired by the notebooks of British Revolutionary War patriot, William Dawes, The Lieutenant is an extraordinary story about the poignancy and emotional power of friendship, and how through that bond a man might find his true self.
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080219768
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Grouping Title lieutenant
Grouping Author grenville kate
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subject_facet Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction, Australia -- History -- To 1788 -- Fiction, Electronic books, Friendship -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Fiction, Talking books
title_display The lieutenant
title_full The lieutenant [electronic resource] / Kate Grenville, The lieutenant [sound recording] / Kate Grenville ; read by Nicholas Bell
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