Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World
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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Review: Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New WorldUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
The year 2009 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of the majestic river that bears his name. Just in time for this milestone, Douglas Hunter, sailor, scholar, and ... Read full review
Review: Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New WorldUser Review - John - Goodreads
Beyond the story of this one voyage, the author provides a very good analysis of the politics of exploration in the Age of Discovery, the initial relationship with the indigenous peoples, the ... Read full review
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