The author traces the steps of the New World's least understood explorer. Starting off in Hudsons birthplace of London, he moves on to the end-of-the-world settlement of Longyearbyen in Svalbard near the North Pole, to New York City and up the Hudson River to its navigable top, and through the Hudson Strait into Canadas Hudson Bay and down into the dead end of James Bay.
The definitive, yet nearly forgotten, story of explorer Henry Hudson's search for the Northwest Passage in the year 1610, based on the journals and logbooks of Hudson and his crew. This is the most comprehensive book to date on the life and legacy of this remarkable man and has been painstakingly research by Corey Sandler who has also meticulously retraced the sea routes used by Hudson. Henry Hudson: Dreams and Obsession also aims to answer the question that has puzzled historians for generations; namely, was Hudson a great success or a colossal failure.