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By Matthew A. Henson,S. Allen Counter,Robert E. Peary

ISBN-10: 1510707557

ISBN-13: 9781510707559

In an period whilst segregation thrived and Jim Crow reigned ideal, adventurer Matthew A. Henson defied racial stereotypes. in the course of his teenage years, Henson sailed on vessels that journeyed around the globe, and it truly is these stories that stuck the eye of famed arctic explorer Matthew Peary. working as Peary’s “first guy” on six expeditions that spanned over 1 / 4 of century, Henson was once an important member of all of Peary’s most renowned expeditions. His unprecedented abilities as a craftsman and his mastery of the dialects of local Northern peoples, Henson was once vital to the luck of those missions.
Of all voyages which Henson and Peary undertook, none is extra groundbreaking then their 1909 trip to Greenland, and onto the formerly impenetrable North Pole. including a small workforce of 4 local Intuits, Henson and Peary grew to become the 1st crew to ever succeed in the geographic North Pole, without end cementing their position as of the best Arctic explorers of all time. In 1937, the Explorer’s membership venerated that success, inducting Henson as their first ever African-American member.

In 1912, Henson chronicled his memories of this old trip in a memoir initially entitled A Negro Explorer on the North Pole. Now reissued as First to the North Pole, this variation of Henson’s memoir includes a new foreword via Explorer membership president Ted Janulis, emphasizing the significance of Henson’s historical achievements.

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