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The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin W. Sandler

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The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure
Title
The impossible rescue
Title remainder
the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure
Statement of responsibility
Martin W. Sandler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And in that particular year, winter blasted early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. Their ships locked in ice, with no means of escape, the whalers had limited provisions on board, and little hope of surviving until warmer temperatures arrived many months later. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them. The mission? A perilous trek over 1,500 miles of nearly impassable Alaskan terrain, in the bone-chilling months of winter, to secure two herds of reindeer (for food) and find a way to guide them to the whalers before they starve. With the help of photographs and journal entries by one of the rescuers, Martin W. Sandler takes us on every step of their riveting journey, facing raging blizzards, killing cold, injured sled dogs, and setbacks to test the strongest of wills
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Dewey number
979.803
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F912.B2
LC item number
S26 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin W. Sandler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Stranded -- An audacious plan -- The long trek begins -- An extraordinary encounter -- Blizzards, reindeer and near disaster -- A desperate request -- A treacherous journey: another agonizing decision -- Bertholf battles the odds -- A remarkable procession: a hazardous crossing -- Dire news of the whalers: adventures with the deer -- Contact -- Jarvis takes charge -- Voyage against time -- Epilogue -- What happened to them
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
163 p.
Isbn
9780763650803
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011018618
Other physical details
ill. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn721085661
  • (OCoLC)721085661
Label
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure, Martin W. Sandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Stranded -- An audacious plan -- The long trek begins -- An extraordinary encounter -- Blizzards, reindeer and near disaster -- A desperate request -- A treacherous journey: another agonizing decision -- Bertholf battles the odds -- A remarkable procession: a hazardous crossing -- Dire news of the whalers: adventures with the deer -- Contact -- Jarvis takes charge -- Voyage against time -- Epilogue -- What happened to them
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
163 p.
Isbn
9780763650803
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011018618
Other physical details
ill. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn721085661
  • (OCoLC)721085661

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