Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson Dolores Johnson

ISBN: 9780792279150

Published:

Hardcover

64 pages


Description

Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson  by  Dolores Johnson

Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson by Dolores Johnson
| Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 64 pages | ISBN: 9780792279150 | 6.21 Mb

The conquest of the North Pole was an elusive, almost impossible goal at the beginning of the last century. But a son of patrician parents, Robert E. Peary, and a son of sharecroppers, Matthew Henson, shared a dream of conquering the unconqueredMoreThe conquest of the North Pole was an elusive, almost impossible goal at the beginning of the last century. But a son of patrician parents, Robert E.

Peary, and a son of sharecroppers, Matthew Henson, shared a dream of conquering the unconquered North Pole and were brave enough to risk their lives numerous times before they finally succeeded. Hensons great physical stamina and his ability to speak Inuit and develop warm relationships with the peoples of the Arctic were indispensable to the quest. He mastered the complexities of the dog sled and led the team across the layers of ice that covered the frigid, threatening Arctic Ocean.

Henson and Pearys jubilation at finally reaching the Pole was later tempered by the controversy that swirled around their achievement. Once their deed was recognized, African-American Henson still was not. It took history a long time to hail him as a hero of exploration.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Onward: A Photobiography of African-American Polar Explorer Matthew Henson":


panda-antywirus.pl

©2012-2015 | DMCA | Contact us