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Henson, Matthew Alexander 1866-1955

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Works: 145 works in 289 publications in 5 languages and 17,592 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Biographies  Historical radio programs  Drama  Nonfiction radio programs  Radio docudramas  Radio serials  Radio news programs 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: G635.H4, B
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A Black explorer at the North Pole; an autobiographical report by the Negro who conquered the top of the world with Admiral Robert E. Peary by Matthew Alexander Henson( Book )

18 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shelf2Life Mountaineering Collection provides a unique glimpse into the history and evolution of mountaineering through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From historical maps, first-hand accounts of early summits, descriptions of peaks and wilderness areas to detailed mountaineering proofs, enthusiasts can now experience the thrill of the greatest peaks as they were in the early part of the century. Further, in-depth discussions of traditional equipment, technique and routes are a fascinating study in the evolution of the sport. Given the recent explosion of interest in mountaineering, these books are an excellent opportunity to revisit the roots and origins of the sport: they offer a valuable historical perspective as well as important information about the landscape and geography of the past
Dark companion by Bradley Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first great Negro explorer, his friendship with Peary, and their epoch-making discovery of the North Pole"--Cover
A Black explorer at the North Pole by Matthew Alexander Henson( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mwenzi Mwaminifu ... Ufupisho wa kitabu kiitwacho Dark Companion, etc. [With a portrait.] by Bradley ROBINSON( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew A. Henson's historic Arctic journey : the classic account of one of the world's greatest black explorers by Matthew Alexander Henson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The march of time :( )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Radio program of dramatized real news stories and current events re-enacted in a newsreel format
NEGRO EXPLORER AT THE NORTH POLE (CLASSIC REPRINT) by Matthew Alexander Henson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henson at the North Pole by Matthew Alexander Henson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 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 Henson's firsthand account of the epic adventure - a dramatic tale of danger, courage and determination
Anthology of African American literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Letter, 19] 15 Dec. 30, Washington [D.C.to] Matthew A. Henson by Robert E Peary( )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holograph signed
Negro explorer at the north pole by henson by Matthew Alexander Henson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters : New York City, to Clarence E. Bissell, 1926 by Matthew Alexander Henson( )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handwritten letter offering to sell a letter from Captain Nares detailing the Nares Polar Espedition of 1876
Julius F. Stone papers by Julius F Stone( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence re his exploration of the Colorado River; correspondence re his philanthropy, especially in connection with Pioneer Landmarks Associate; correspondence re OSU; letters from Pearl Buck, Edsel Ford, Orville Wright, and Matthew Henson (associate of Robert Peary and polar explorer). Letters to and from family members; genealogical materials; legal documents; newspaper clippings, and photographs
A journey for the ages : Matthew Henson and Robert Peary's historic North Pole expedition by Matthew Alexander Henson( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era when segregation thrived and Jim Crow reigned supreme, adventurer Matthew A. Henson defied racial stereotypes. During his teenage years, Henson sailed on vessels that journeyed across the globe, and it is those experiences that caught the attention of famed arctic explorer Matthew Peary. Operating as Peary's first man" on six expeditions that spanned over a quarter of century, Henson was an essential member of all of Peary's most famous expeditions. His unparalleled skills as a craftsman and his mastery of the dialects of native Northern peoples, Henson was indispensable to the success of these missions. Of all voyages which Henson and Peary undertook, none is more groundbreaking then their 1909 journey to Greenland, and onto the previously impenetrable North Pole. Together with a small team of four native Intuits, Henson and Peary became the first team to ever reach the geographic North Pole, forever cementing their place as two of the greatest Arctic explorers of all time. In 1937, the Explorer's Club honored that achievement, inducting Henson as their first ever African-American member. In 1912, Henson chronicled his recollections of this historic journey in a memoir originally entitled A Negro Explorer at the North Pole. Now reissued as First to the North Pole, this edition of Henson's memoir features a new foreword by Explorer Club president Ted Janulis, emphasizing the importance of Henson's historic achievements. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home
 
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A Black explorer at the North Pole
Alternative Names
Henson, Matthew

Henson, Matthew 1866-1955

Henson, Matthew A.

Henson, Matthew A. 1866-1955

Henson, Matthew Alexander 1866-1955

Matthew A. Henson

Matthew A. Henson esploratore statunitense

Matthew Henson Amerikaans ontdekkingsreiziger (1866-1955)

Matthew Henson explorador estadounidense

Matthew Henson explorateur américain

Matthew Henson podróżnik i odkrywca amerykański

Matthew Henson US-amerikanischer Polarforscher

ماتیو هنسون نویسنده و کاشف آمریکایی

매슈 헨슨

헨슨, 매슈 알렉산더 1866-1955

헨슨, 매튜 알렉산더 1866-1955

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A Black explorer at the North PoleMatthew A. Henson's historic Arctic journey : the classic account of one of the world's greatest black explorersMatthew HensonOnward : a photobiography of African-American polar explorer Matthew HensonNorthArctic explorer : the story of Matthew HensonI, Matthew Henson : polar explorer