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The Impossible Rescue : The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
by Martin W. Sandler




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An extraordinary true adventure tale. . . . Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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 in 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.

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Overview

An extraordinary true adventure tale. . . . Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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 in 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.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780763670931
  • ISBN-10: 0763670936
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: July 2014
  • Page Count: 176
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-15
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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