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The North Pole By Walnut Third Grade 2009
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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
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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
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
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.
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
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
A Year at the North Pole By Michaele L. LePage, Nicole Lovass-Nagy
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After Santa finishes delivering presents on Christmas Eve, what happens at the North Pole? Take a peek inside A Year at the North Pole to find out. Does Santa ever take a vacation? When does... More > Santa check the list? Does he really check it twice? What about the sleigh? With vivid illustrations by Nicole Lovass-Nagy, children are sure to enjoy A Year at the North Pole during any season.< Less
A Year at the North Pole By Michaele L. LePage, Nicole Lovass-Nagy
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After Santa finishes delivering presents on Christmas Eve, what happens at the North Pole? Take a peek inside A Year at the North Pole to find out. Does Santa ever take a vacation? When does... More > Santa check the list? Does he really check it twice? What about the sleigh? With vivid illustrations by Nicole Lovass-Nagy, children are sure to enjoy A Year at the North Pole during any season.< Less
The North Pole (Illustrated) By Robert E. Peary
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"The North Pole" is Capt. Robert E. Peary's personal account of his expedition to attempt to be the first Man to reach the Geographic North Pole. Peary achieved his dream in 1909 (although... More > doubt has subsequently been raised as to whether he actually arrived at the Pole itself, or only got within 5 miles of it.) To his horror, on returning from the Arctic Peary discovered that Frederick Cook, his companion from a previous trip to the Arctic was claiming to have beaten him to the Pole by an entire year. The Scientific and Geographic Community cast great doubt on Cook's claim, and threw their weight behind Peary, but the controversy raged for years. Nonetheless, Peary retained a strong claim to have been the first man to reach the North Pole, pioneering the use of the customs and practices of the Native Eskimo people to achieve his aim.< Less