The Impossible Rescue

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The Impossible Rescue
The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

author: Martin W. Sandler

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.

"An extraordinary true adventure tale. . . . Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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$15.99 / $18.00
076365969X /  9780763659691
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Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
176 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
Adventure & Adventurers; History; People & Places; Transportation;
author’s comments:
Martin W. Sandler has written more than seventy books for children and adults, including The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure, and has written and produced seven television series. He lives with his wife in Massachusetts.
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