Matthew Henson (Black Americans of Achievement)

by Michael Gilman

Hardcover, 1988

Status

Available

Local notes

921 Hen

Collection

Publication

Chelsea House Pub (1988), 110 pages

Description

Follows the life of the black explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on the expedition to the North Pole.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

110 p.; 7.5 inches

ISBN

1555465900 / 9781555465902

Barcode

6335

User reviews

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Coretta Scott King provides a moving introduction to this captivating biography of the African American adventurer, Matthew Henson. King emphasizes the fact that in addition to having remarkable accomplishments, excellence in a person also requires generosity, love, and moral strength. These qualities are shown to be held in abundance by Henson, whose empathy with the Arctic Eskimos provided him with much support as he struggled to survive in the far north.… (more)

Pages

110

Rating

(1 rating; 5)
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