In the winter of 1610, after navigating dangerous fields of icebergs near the northern tip of Labrador, Hudson’s small ship became trapped in winter ice. Provisions grew scarce and tensions mounted amongst the crew. Within months, the men mutinied, forcing Hudson, his teenage son, and seven other men into a skiff, which they left floating in the Hudson Bay.
A story of exploration, desperation, and icebound tragedy, Fatal Journey vividly chronicles the undoing of the great explorer, not by an angry ocean, but at the hands of his own men.
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Mancall stumbles a bit by structuring his book as a mystery that he then fails to solve. Still, his research is impeccable, and his writing is lively as he vividly describes the mutiny of Henry Hudson's men, their trial in England, and the world of 17th-century exploration.Jul 17 2009 | Read Full Review of Fatal Journey: The Final Expe...
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