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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PhyllisHarrison - LibraryThing
Most schoolchildren know the story of Henrik Hudson, the Dutch explorer who was sent to find the New World and after a routine trip, lived happily ever after. Luckily Douglas Hunter has come forward ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimcripps - LibraryThing
Douglas Hunter is a competent researcher and wordsmith. I was intrigued in the story of Henry Hudson, since the history books of my schooling showed nothing but adoration for the Englishman come Dutch ... Read full review