Boston, MA, June 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- New Word City llc announces the publication of Looking for Henry Hudson, the second in a series of digital shorts by award-winning author Lawrence Millman.
In 1611, Henry Hudson was on his second trip to the New World, seeking a shortcut through North America to the riches of the Orient. After having wintered over in what is now known as James Bay, the southern pocket of the huge bay that would be named for Hudson, some of his crew had had enough. Low on food and tired of Hudson’s quixotic rule, they rebelled. Hudson and several crew members were set adrift in a shallop and never seen again.
What became of Hudson and his men? Stories have come down over the centuries to the inhabitants of the James Bay area, telling of fair-skinned strangers on their shores. Could they have been the abandoned master and his crew? Millman weaves together the contemporary accounts of Hudson’s voyages and visits James Bay to investigate the mysterious fate of one of England’s greatest maritime explorers.
The title is available at all major online booksellers, including Amazon, the iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble.
About The Author
Called “a wonderful writer” by Paul Theroux, “a master of the remote” by Bruce Chetwin, and “a genius” by Annie Dillard, Lawrence Millman is the author of 15 books, including such titles as Last Places, An Evening Among Headhunters, Lost in the Arctic, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, and, most recently, Fascinating Fungi of New England. He is a frequent contributor to a variety of magazines, among them, Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, Outside, and Sports Illustrated. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club, has a mountain named for him outside Angmagssalik, East Greenland, and makes his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during the rare times he’s not traveling.
About New Word City
New Word City llc is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, specializing in and pioneering short-form books on a variety of topics, such as biographies, business, fiction, food, history, sports, and travel. Its books appear regularly on a variety of bestseller lists. Its titles are also featured each week on the Starbucks Digital Network.