Fatal Journey

Fatal Journey

The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson-- A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic

eBook - 2009
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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.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780786747870
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (303 p.) : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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Mar 29, 2014

The narrative of Hudson's expedition should have been lively but instead it was flat in many places. The author adds too much distracting information about other expeditions and jumps around in time so that the story doesn't unfold in a chronologically satisfying flow.


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