Henry Hudson: New World Voyager (Quest Biography)

By: Butts, Edward

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In 1607 Henry Hudson was an obscure English sea captain. By 1610 he was an internationally renowned explorer. He made two voyages in search of a Northeast Passage to the Orient and had discovered the Spitzbergen Islands and their valuable whaling grounds. In the process, Hudson had sailed farther north than any other European before him. In 1609, working for the Dutch, he had explored the Hudson River and had made possible a Dutch colony in America possible.

Sailing from England in 1610, on what would be his most famous voyage, Hudson began his search for the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. This was also his last exploration. Only a few of the men under his command lived to see England again. Hudsons expedition was one of great discovery and even greater disaster. Extreme Arctic conditions and Hudsons own questionable leadership resulted in the most infamous mutiny in Canadian history, and a mystery that remains unsolved.

Title: Henry Hudson: New World Voyager (Quest Biography)

Author: Butts, Edward

Categories: European History,

Publisher: Dundurn: 2009

ISBN Number: 1554884551

ISBN Number 13: 9781554884551

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: European History

Seller ID: 140033

Description: Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Nice clean copy with library markings on covers.