By Martin W. Sandler
The lifeless of an Arctic wintry weather. Whaling ships choked with males, stranded in ice. stick to 3 rescuers in a race opposed to time — and all odds — during this heartpounding actual adventure.
In 1897, whaling within the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast used to be as harmful because it was once profitable. And in that exact yr, iciness blasted early, bringing storms and ice packs that stuck 8 American whale ships and 3 hundred sailors off safeguard. Their ships locked in ice, without technique of get away, the whalers had constrained provisions on board, and little desire of surviving till hotter temperatures arrived many months later. here's the great tale of 3 males despatched by means of President McKinley to rescue them. The venture? a dangerous trek over 1,500 miles of approximately impassable Alaskan terrain, within the bone-chilling months of iciness, to safe herds of reindeer (for nutrition) and be able to lead them to the whalers prior to they starve. With the aid of photos and magazine entries by way of one of many rescuers, Martin W. Sandler takes us on each step in their riveting trip, dealing with raging blizzards, killing chilly, injured sled canines, and setbacks to check the most powerful of wills.
Back topic contains an epilogue, extra info, a time line, resource notes, a bibliography, and an index.
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