By Matthew A. Henson,S. Allen Counter,Robert E. Peary
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 staff 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 historical 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 encompasses a new foreword by means of Explorer membership president Ted Janulis, emphasizing the significance of Henson’s old achievements.
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A Journey for the Ages: Matthew Henson and Robert Peary’s Historic North Pole Expedition by Matthew A. Henson,S. Allen Counter,Robert E. Peary