Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson

by Peter C. Mancall

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465020317
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Peter C. Mancall is Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He is the author of Hakluyt's Promise and At the Edge of Empire. He lives in Los Angeles.

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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