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A Negro Explorer at the North Pole By Matthew A. Henson
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A Negro Explorer At The North Pole. A Negro Explorer At The North Pole [1912]. By Matthew A. Henson.Introduction by Booker T. Washington. Forward presented by Robert E. Peary. "In short,... More > Matthew Henson, next to Commander Peary, held and still holds the place of honor in the history of the expedition that finally located the position of the Pole, because he was the best man for the place. During twenty-three years of faithful service, he had made himself indispensable. From the position of a servant, he rose to that of companion and assistant in one of the most dangerous and difficult tasks that was ever undertaken by men. In extremity, when both the danger and the difficulty were greatest, the Commander wanted by his side the man upon whose skill and loyalty he could put the most absolute dependence and when that man turned out to be black instead of white. The Commander was not only willing to accept the service, but was at the same time generous enough to acknowledge it.< Less
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole By Matthew A. Henson
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A Negro Explorer At The North Pole. A Negro Explorer At The North Pole [1912]. By Matthew A. Henson.Introduction by Booker T. Washington. Forward presented by Robert E. Peary. "In short,... More > Matthew Henson, next to Commander Peary, held and still holds the place of honor in the history of the expedition that finally located the position of the Pole, because he was the best man for the place. During twenty-three years of faithful service, he had made himself indispensable. From the position of a servant, he rose to that of companion and assistant in one of the most dangerous and difficult tasks that was ever undertaken by men. In extremity, when both the danger and the difficulty were greatest, the Commander wanted by his side the man upon whose skill and loyalty he could put the most absolute dependence and when that man turned out to be black instead of white. The Commander was not only willing to accept the service, but was at the same time generous enough to acknowledge it.< Less
A NEGRO EXPLORER AT THE NORTH POLE By MATTHEW A. HENSON
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The example and experience of Matthew Henson, who has been a member of each and of all my Arctic expeditions, since '91 (my trip in 1886 was taken before I knew Henson) is only another one of the... More > multiplying illustrations of the fact that race, or color, or bringing-up, or environment, count nothing against a determined heart, if it is backed and aided by intelligence. Henson proved his fitness by long and[vi] thorough apprenticeship, and his participation in the final victory which planted the Stars and Stripes at the North Pole, and won for this country the international prize of nearly four centuries, is a distinct credit and feather in the cap of his race.< Less
Through The Air To The North Pole By Roy Rockwood
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1st of the GREAT MARVEL series by Roy Rockwood (A house pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, almost certainly prolific writer Howard R. Garis.) In their first adventure, young boys Jack Darrow... More > and Mark Samson are two youths at odds with society. Orphans, they have been turned loose by the system and find themselves with little constructive to do. Until, that is, they have are injured in a train wreck and have a chance encounter with a professor and his negro assistant. This leads to them becomming his assistants as well as he works to finish his electric airship, the Monarch. He intends to use it to travel great distances and have many fine adventures. In it, the professor, his assistant, Washington, Jack, Mark and a game hunter, Andy Suggs, travel north hoping to reach the North Pole. Along the way they encounter strange sights and peoples, find themselves adrift on floating chunks of ice, are arracked by wild animals and the natives of the frozen regions.< Less
The Siege and Conquest of the North Pole By George Bryce
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Through the Air to the North Pole By Roy Rockwood
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The first book in the Great Marvel Series: Through the Air to the North Pole.
Fred and The South Pole By Ged Austin
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Experience the journey of Fred Bloggs as he ventures through the South Pole. View this fascinating adventure through a child's view!
South Pole Aliens By John Schultz
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Here's a secret base near the South Pole. It has a huge face on an Island with a base like structure and ships of some kind.
Seventh Street Poles and Wires By Mary A. Gravelle
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A photographic catalog of poles and wires observed while walking 7th Street in Silver City, New Mexico. The walk began at E Street and finished at Bullard Street. Mary was intrigued by the patterns... More > that the poles and wires create across the sky and landscape. Digital black and white photos in a fine art photography book.< Less
Under the Sea to the North Pole By Pierre Mael
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Isabelle de Keralio is one of the leaders of an expedition attempting to reach the North Pole by steamship, balloon and submarine. Facing storms, ice, starvation and rampaging polar bears she finally... More > discovers the bizarre, unbelievable secret of the North Pole. Originally published in French in 1893 as "A French Woman at the North Pole" and in English in 1898. Includes the original illustrations.< Less

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