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Onward [electronic resource] : a photobiography of African-American polar explorer Matthew Henson / Dolores Johnson.

Johnson, Dolores. (Author). Clay, Caroline. (Narrator). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781490661186
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 hr., 9 min.)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; 2015, p2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Caroline Clay.
Summary, etc.:
Matthew Henson's destiny was set when he met naval officer Robert Edwin Peary in 1887. An African-American son of poor farmers, Henson shared Peary's desire to be the first person to reach the North Pole. In 1909, the men set out one one of their many voyages together. They battled sub-zero temperatures, deadly ice formations, and bone-chilling winds. Many times it was Henson who saved the expedition with his knowledge of Inuit language and culture. But when the men finally achieved their goal, few people believed them. Worse still, because Henson was black, he was seen as nothing more than Peary's manservant. This exceptional biography from noted author and educator Dolores Johnson tells the full story of Henson's extraordinary life, from his humble and self-taught beginnings, to his proper recognition as Peary's equal.
Target Audience Note:
12 years and up
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
Genre: Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks.
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