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The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure

Author: Martin W Sandler; Malcolm Hillgartner
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, ℗2012.
Series: Candlewick on BrillianceAudio.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Juvenile audience : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And that particular year winter blasted in early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. The ships were imprisoned in ice with no hope of escape. With limited provisions on board the ships that hadn't been crushed by the ice, there was little hope that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's audiobooks
Audiobooks
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Sandler; Malcolm Hillgartner
ISBN: 9781455851850 145585185X
OCLC Number: 759868541
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Performed by Malcolm Hillgartner.
Description: 4 audio discs (3 hr., 53 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Candlewick on BrillianceAudio.
Responsibility: Martin W. Sandler.

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"In 1897, whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska's coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative. And that particular year winter blasted in early, bringing storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and three hundred sailors off guard. The ships were imprisoned in ice with no hope of escape. With limited provisions on board the ships that hadn't been crushed by the ice, there was little hope that these men could survive until warmer temperatures arrived at least ten months later. Martin Sandler tells the incredible true adventure story of three men who were ordered by President McKinley to carry out an overland rescue that covered 1,500 miles of treacherous Alaskan terrain in the dead of winter. Their mission was to drive two herds of reindeer the distance to feed the starving men. With their own survival in the balance, these men battled raging storms, killing cold, injured sled dogs, and their own will to continue to bring relief to the stranded whale men. Entries from the journals of two of the rescuers dramatically document every mile of their heroic, unprecedented journey"--Container.

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