Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obsession

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Kensington Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 431 pages
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Henry Hudson and the Dream of America is the definitive, yet nearly forgotten, story of explorer Henry Hudson's search for the Northwest Passage in the year 1610, based on the journals and logbooks of Hudson and members of his crew. The most comprehensive book to date on the life and legacy of explorer Henry Hudson: Henry Hudson and the Dream of America was painstakingly researched by author Corey Sandler, who meticulously retraced the sea routes traveled by Hudson, even journeying himself deep into Canadian wilderness areas accessible only by boat. Henry Hudson and the Dream of America answers the questions that have puzzled historians for more than three centuries: was Henry Hudson a great success or a colossal failure, for not finding the Northwest Passage? How did he survive four voyages and three mutinies? Was he secretly spying for the British while sailing for the Dutch? All this and more in one of the most fascinating stories never told.
 

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Henry Hudson, one of many explorers who looked for a Northeast Passage from Europe to Asia, has been particularly elusive to history and biography. Sandler, a prolific travel writer (Econoguide Las ... Read full review

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Contents

Why Did Henry Hudson Go to Sea?
1
Ice and Fire
13
The NortheastNorthwest Obsession
15
Ashes Ashes All Fall Down
28
VOYAGE ONE From London to Svalbard and the Ice
38
A Dead End at the Top of the World
58
Longyearbyen NoMansLand
72
The Vikings the Coal Company Town and Mary Baker Eddy
91
Hudsons Obscure Monuments
232
The Hudson through Modern Eyes
242
Direct to the Furious Overfall and Hudsons Dead End
253
VOYAGE FOUR Hudson Sets His Own CourseOneWay to Northern Canada
255
Pricketts Journal Sanitized for His Protection
262
The End of Hudsons Days
277
The Discovery Comes Home
294
Into Hudson Bay by Icebreaker
304

To Russias Attic
105
VOYAGE TWO Unicorns Mermaids and Unrest
107
The Forbidden City
121
The Third Voyage A UTurn into History
137
An English Captain on a Dutch Ship
139
VOYAGE THREE London to New York via Novaya Zemlya
148
Up the Hudson River
159
From a Tear of the Clouds to a Flooded Grand Canyon
170
The River Polluted
188
The Conscience of the River
203
The Half Moon Sails Again
218
The Man in the Middle
325
In the Land of the Giants
335
The Disquiet of the Braves
350
The Company Men
361
An Archaeologist in the Bush
369
A Young Man Keeps the Old Traditions
380
Deciphering the Hudson Code
403
Hudsons Bones Undiscovered
405
Index
417
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