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The Impossible Rescue [compact Disc]

The True Story Of An Amazing Arctic Adventure

By Martin W Sandler

Whaling in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast was as dangerous as it was lucrative in 1897. In that particular year, winter came early, bringing with it storms and ice packs that caught eight American whale ships and about 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 and photographs taken by the third key member of the unlikely expedition dramatically document every mile of their heroic, unprecedented journey.

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Audio Books

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9781455851850


Format: Audio Books
Author: Sandler, Martin W
Summary: 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. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them. With the help of photographs and journal entries by one of the rescuers, Martin W. Sandler takes listeners on every step of their riveting journey.
Title: The impossible rescue [compact disc] : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure / Martin W. Sandler.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2012.
Subject: Bear (Ship) Overland Relief Expedition (1897-1898) Whaling ships -- Accidents -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century. Whaling -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century. Reindeer -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century. Rescues -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century. Barrow, Point (Alaska) -- History -- 19th century.
Isbn: 9781455851850
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 979.803 San
Oclc: 759868541
Upc: 9781455851850
Bib Id: 425140

Format: Audio Books
Author: Sandler, Martin W.
Summary: 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. Here is the incredible story of three men sent by President McKinley to rescue them. With the help of photographs and journal entries by one of the rescuers, Martin W. Sandler takes listeners on every step of their riveting journey.
Title: The impossible rescue [compact disc] : the true story of an amazing arctic adventure / Martin W. Sandler.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2012.
Description: 4 sound discs (ca. 233 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Series: Candlewick on BrillianceAudio
Subjects: Bear (Ship)
Subjects: Overland Relief Expedition (1897-1898)
Subjects: Whaling ships -- Accidents -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Whaling -- Alaska -- Barrow, Point -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Reindeer -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Rescues -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Barrow, Point (Alaska) -- History -- 19th century.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Hillgartner, Malcolm
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Duration: 3:53:00.
Notes: Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.
Notes: Compact discs.
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.
ISBN: 9781455851850
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Call Number: 979.803 San