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Henry Hudson : dreams and obsession

Author: Corey Sandler
Publisher: New York : Citadel Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Hudson was a ship's captain and an explorer, not a conqueror. He made no claims of ownership. He did not sail north of the Arctic Circle in order to claim these cold, rough places for England or for Holland. And he did not plant the Dutch flag at the deep mouth or the shallow end of the great river that bears his name in what is today New York. When he traveled north of Labrador and through the Furious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Hudson; Henry Hudson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Sandler
ISBN: 9780806527390 0806527390
OCLC Number: 94076490
Notes: "The tragic legacy of the New World's least understood explorer"--Jacket.
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 431 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why did Henry Hudson go to sea? --
I: Ice and fire --
The northeast-northwest obsession --
Ashes, ashes, all fall down --
Voyage one: from London to Svalbard and the ice --
A dead end at the top of the world --
Longyearbyen: no-man's-land --
The vikings, the coal company town, and Mary Baker Eddy --
II: to Russia's attic --
Voyage two: unicorns, mermaids, and unrest --
The forbidden city --
III: The third voyage: a u-turn into history --
An English captain on a Dutch ship --
Voyage three: London to New York, via Novaya Zemlya --
Up the Hudson River --
From a teat of the clouds to a flooded Grand Canyon --
The river polluted --
The conscience of the river --
The conscience of the river --
The Half Moon sails again --
Hudson's obscure monuments --
The Hudson through modern eyes --
IV: Direct to the furious overfall and Hudson's dead end --
Voyage four: Hudson sets his own course--one-way to northern Canada --
Prickett's journey: sanitized for his protection --
The end of Hudson's days --
The Discovery comes home --
Into Hudson's Bay by icebreaker --
The man in the middle --
In the land of the Giants --
The disquiet of the Braves --
The company men --
An archaeologist in the bush --
A young man keeps the old traditions --
V: Deciphering the Hudson code --
Hudson's hones, undiscovered.
Responsibility: Corey Sandler.

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Henry Hudson was a ship's captain and an explorer, not a conqueror. He made no claims of ownership. He did not sail north of the Arctic Circle in order to claim these cold, rough places for England or for Holland. And he did not plant the Dutch flag at the deep mouth or the shallow end of the great river that bears his name in what is today New York. When he traveled north of Labrador and through the Furious Overfall, into the floating ice and treacherous tides of the strait that now bears his name, he did so as a private citizen. The driving force behind Hudson-and many others who followed in his wake-was trade and commerce. Hudson's financial backers in England and then Holland dreamed of a route from Europe to China and Japan. The lands he explored in North America proved to be a far greater treasure. - Publisher.

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