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The Resource The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure/, Martin Sandler, (electronic resource)

The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure/, Martin Sandler, (electronic resource)

Label
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 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
TEFOD
Dewey number
979.803
Index
index present
LC call number
F912.B2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure/, Martin Sandler, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763666347
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E80965C8-A874-4262-ACAA-CEA9F96677F8
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn815645402
  • (OCoLC)815645402
  • 417179
Label
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure/, Martin Sandler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780763666347
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E80965C8-A874-4262-ACAA-CEA9F96677F8
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn815645402
  • (OCoLC)815645402
  • 417179

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