Henson at the North Pole Matthew A. Henson

ISBN: 9780486789491

Published: January 14th 2015

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Henson at the North Pole  by  Matthew A. Henson

Henson at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson
January 14th 2015 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 153 pages | ISBN: 9780486789491 | 4.48 Mb

In 1909, after two decades of strenuous efforts, the Peary Arctic Club expedition team triumphantly arrived at the North Pole. Commander Peary and his African-American companion, Matthew Henson, had endured several failed attempts to cross hundredsMoreIn 1909, after two decades of strenuous efforts, the Peary Arctic Club expedition team triumphantly arrived at the North Pole.

Commander Peary and his African-American companion, Matthew Henson, had endured several failed attempts to cross hundreds of miles of frozen ocean. But with their growing skill and experience, along with the assistance of Inuit guides, the explorers successfully planted the U.S. flag at the top of the world. This is Matthew Hensons firsthand account of the epic adventure--a dramatic tale of danger, courage, and determination.Hailed by The New York Times as a really valuable addition to the literature of polar exploration, and by Commonweal as fascinating and exciting, Hensons story begins with his early years as a sailor.

His navigational expertise proved invaluable to the Peary expeditions, and although racism kept him from receiving his rightful recognition a century ago, there is no doubt that his heroism ensured the enterprises success. Henson not only mastered the Inuit language, but he built and drove the sleds and broke the trails. He hunted game to keep the starving explorers alive, carrying crew members when they were too weak to walk. His compelling narrative recaptures all the glory of the golden age of exploration. This edition features a Foreword by Robert E. Peary and an Introduction by Booker T.

Washington, in addition to six historic photographs.



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