New York: National Travel Club, (1947). Cloth over boards. Octavo. [xx], 266 pages. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
An uncommon biography of Matthew Henson--the African American explorer who was Robert Peary's indispensable man on his polar expeditions--and who actually reached the North Pole before Peary did.
Henson was highly respected among other explorers. Peter Freuchen and Vilhjalmur Stefansson both wrote Introductions to this biography, and Commander Donald B. MacMillan wrote the Foreword.
A native of Charles County, Maryland, Henson was a remarkable man with an amazing life story. Bradley Robinson wrote this biography working closely with Henson. Rear endpapers illustrated with several photographs.
This edition by the National Travel Club was published concurrently with the trade edition by Robert M. McBride & Company.
Very scarce in a dust jacket.