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100 1  Sandler, Martin W. 
245 14 The impossible rescue :|bthe true story of an amazing 
       arctic adventure /|cMartin Sandler. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 Somerville, Mass. :|bCandlewick Press,|c2012. 
300    163 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c26 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-157) and 
505 0  Stranded -- An audacious plan -- The long trek begins -- 
       An extraordinary encounter -- Blizzards, reindeer and near
       disaster -- A desperate request -- Another agonizing 
       decision -- Bertholf battles the odds -- A hazardous 
       crossing -- Dire news of the whalers -- Contact -- Jarvis 
       takes charge -- Voyage against time -- Epilogue -- What 
       happened to them. 
520    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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611 20 Overland Relief Expedition|d(1897-1898) 
610 20 Bear (Ship) 
650  0 Whaling ships|xAccidents|zAlaska|zBarrow, Point|xHistory
       |y19th century. 
650  0 Whaling|zAlaska|zBarrow, Point|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 Reindeer|zAlaska|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 Rescues|zAlaska|xHistory|y19th century. 
651  0 Barrow, Point (Alaska)|xHistory|y19th century. 
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