Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 31, 2010 - History - 336 pages
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Four centuries ago, Henry Hudson discovered the majestic river that now bears his name. Douglas Hunter's Half Moon is the first book-length history of the 1609 adventure that would ultimately reshape the New World and lead to the birth of a global capital—New York City. This swiftly moving tale re-creates the bubbling mixture of espionage, economics, and politics that drove men to the edges of the known world—and beyond.

In a feat of forensic cartography, Hunter offers a fresh perspective on the daring Hudson's motivation and objectives—and even on where he went. Half Moon is a rich narrative of adventure,filled with international intrigue, business drama, and the thrill of discovery.


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User Review  - L. (Will I Hit 400?) - Goodreads

A little too dry for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Bruce Whitney - Goodreads

This is an enjoyable read but hardly scholarly. Each and every chapter is marked by multiple speculations, suggested connections and reconstructed motives. The work is clever but the narrative is ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Douglas Hunter is the author of the acclaimed God's Mercies: Rivalry, Betrayal, and the Dream of Discovery, named a finalist for the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award for nonfiction in Canada. Hunter is also an experienced sailor and coauthor of Yacht Design Explained.

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