Fatal Journey, by Peter C. MancallRead about the other entries on the list.
You may remember Henry Hudson from school—there’s a pretty major river and some other geographical locations named in his honor, after all. But not everyone remembers that Hudson’s final expedition, in 1610, ended in horror when his ship became trapped in ice. With food and other supplies running low, Hudson’s crew mutinied, putting Hudson, his young son, and a few loyal crew members into a skiff and abandoning them in the Hudson Bay. None of those nine people were ever seen again, and no sign of their boat or their activities after that has ever been detected. While it’s easy to imagine what might have happened, the details remain one of the great mysteries of history.