Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

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by Peter C. Mancall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 046500511X

ISBN-13: 9780465005116

Pub. Date: 06/09/2009

Publisher: Basic Books


The English explorer Henry Hudson devoted his life to the search for a water route through America, becoming the first European to navigate the Hudson River in the process. In Fatal Journey, acclaimed historian and biographer Peter C. Mancall narrates Hudson’s final expedition.

In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs

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The English explorer Henry Hudson devoted his life to the search for a water route through America, becoming the first European to navigate the Hudson River in the process. In Fatal Journey, acclaimed historian and biographer Peter C. Mancall narrates Hudson’s final expedition.

In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs near the northern tip of Labrador, Hudson’s small ship became trapped in winter ice. Provisions grew scarce and tensions mounted amongst the crew. Within months, the men mutinied, forcing Hudson, his teenage son, and seven other men into a skiff, which they left floating in the Hudson Bay.

A story of exploration, desperation, and icebound tragedy, Fatal Journey vividly chronicles the undoing of the great explorer, not by an angry ocean, but at the hands of his own men.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465005116
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

I Mutiny 1

II The Age of Spices 19

III The Northern Sailor 41

IV The North Atlantic 77

V The Labyrinth Without End 91

VI Assaults 119

VII Interrogations 147

VIII Dead Ends 165

IX The Trial 185

X Tides 211

Note on Sources 237

Notes 249

Acknowledgments 287

Index 289

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