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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