A review by mabell
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, by Matthew A. Henson


You know the feeling when you read an author and wish it was someone you could hang out with? That is how I feel about Matt Henson. An intelligent, hardworking (but doesn't brag about it), funny, easy-going guy, who also happened to be the man chosen to accompany Peary on his marking of the North Pole. A great read that neither glosses over nor dwells on, the hardships, and enlightens the reader on just what was involved in traversing the Arctic.