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The Impossible Rescue

By Martin W. Sandler

"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.

  • Now in paperback, the most exciting true adventure story since the Shackleton books were published.
  • Author was twice nominated for a Pulitzer and has won multiple Emmy Awards, and The Impossible Rescue has received four starred reviews.
  • Book celebrates the rich maritime history of the United States.

About the author

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.

ISBN: 9780763670931
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Dimensions: 229 x 250mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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