In a far country : the true story of a mission, a marriage, a murder, and the remarkable reindeer rescue in 1898. (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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In a far country : the true story of a mission, a marriage, a murder, and the remarkable reindeer rescue in 1898.

Author: John Taliaferro
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the fall of 1897, eight whaling ships became trapped in the ice on Alaska's northern coast. Without relief, two hundred whalers would surely starve to death by winter's end. Mercifully, an extraordinary missionary, Tom Lopp, and seven Eskimo herders embarked on a harrowing journey to save the ice-imprisoned whalers, driving four hundred reindeer more than seven hundred untracked miles. The trek was unprecedented
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: William Thomas Lopp; Ellen Louise Kittredge Lopp; Ellen Louise Kittredge Lopp; William Thomas Lopp
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Taliaferro
ISBN: 9781586482213 1586482211
OCLC Number: 768487285
Description: 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, map ; 24 cm
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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