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In a far country : the true story of a mission, a marriage, a murder, and the remarkable reindeer rescue of 1898

Author: John Taliaferro
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Recounts Tom Lopp's 1897 journey to save two hundred whalers whose ships had become trapped in the ice on Alaska's northern coast, decribing how Lopp and seven Eskimo herders risked their lives to drive four hundred reindeer across more than seven hundred untracked miles to save the strangers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: William Thomas Lopp; Ellen Louise Kittredge Lopp; Ellen Louise Kittredge Lopp; William Thomas Lopp
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Taliaferro
ISBN: 1586482211 9781586482213
OCLC Number: 65425755
Description: x, 400 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Beyond the pale --
The high place --
A race worth saving --
Just the one for the place --
Not so much to be pitied --
Good faith --
Camels of the far north --
Floe monsters --
Godspeed --
Sorry-looking bunch --
Errand of mercy --
Labyrinth --
Killing time --
Last obstacle --
Arctic hole --
Fish in a barrel --
Real deermen.
Responsibility: John Taliaferro.
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Presents an adventure of one couple's harrowing, heroic effort to save several hundred ice-bound whalers - and the future of the Eskimo people. This is the personal odyssey of Tom and his wife Ellen  Read more...

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