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Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudsonby Peter C. Mancall
Synopses & Reviews
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 Hudsons final expedition.
In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs near the northern tip of Labrador, Hudsons 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.
From an acclaimed historian, the tale of Henry Hudsons final voyage in search of the Northwest Passage—and the unsolved mystery surrounding his death
Examines the events of English explorer Henry Hudson's final expedition in the winter of 1610 and the mutiny that followed; resulting in Hudson, his son, and other crew members being forced off the boat and sent adrift in the frigid Hudson Bay.
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 H
About the Author
Peter C. Mancall is Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California, as well as Director of the USCHuntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He is the author of Hakluyts Promise and At the Edge of Empire. He lives in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Mutiny — The age of spices — The northern sailor — The North Atlantic — The labyrinth without end — Assaults — Interrogations — Dead ends — The trial — Tides.
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