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

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The dead of an Arctic winter. Whaling ships full of men, stranded in ice. Follow three rescuers in a race against time -- and all odds -- in this heartpounding true adventure. 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. Back matter includes an epilogue, further information, a time line, source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
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subject_facet Barrow, Point (Alaska) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
Bear (Ship)
Overland Relief Expedition -- (1897-1898)
Overland Relief Expedition -- (1897-1898) -- Juvenile literature
Reindeer -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
Rescues -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
Whaling -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
Whaling ships -- Accidents -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
Whaling ships -- Accidents -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- Juvenile literature
title_display The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure
title_full The Impossible Rescue The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
The impossible rescue : the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure / Martin W. Sandler
title_short The impossible rescue :
title_sub the true story of an amazing Arctic adventure
topic_facet Accidents
Geography
History
Juvenile Nonfiction
Reindeer
Rescues
Whaling
Whaling ships