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The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure (edition 2012)

by Martin W. Sandler

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Title:The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure
Authors:Martin W. Sandler (Author)
Info:Candlewick (2012), Hardcover, 176 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:YA, nonfiction, history, rescue, survival, whaling, 1890s, read2012

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  Bookman1954 | Oct 21, 2015 |
Decent book about a fascinating arctic rescue in the 1800s. Good photos -- the writing is okay -- might be a bit long -- but fine for middle school students. ( )
  amydelpo | Dec 9, 2014 |
I enjoyed this true rescue story, but I wonder if audiobook was really the way to go. The narration was fine and the story compelling enough that I stuck with it, but it's my understanding that there are many photographs in the book, so I will have to check it out and take a look at them. ( )
  abbylibrarian | Apr 7, 2013 |
A harrowing, true story of shipwrecks, survival, and daring rescue. Great use of period photographs. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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This book is dedicated to Jill Heine, whose efforts for human rights make her one of the greatest rescuers of all.
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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.

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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.… (more)

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