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  - 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

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User Review  - damcg63 - LibraryThing

Half Moon is an very detailed account of Henry Hudson's voyage of 1609 and his discoveries in the New York area. It seems to be very well-researched and it is a good read for anyone who is interested ... Read full review

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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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