The Impossible Rescue

The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 0763670936

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Traces the 1897 survival tale of hundreds of sailors whose whaling ships were trapped in Arctic ice off the coast of Alaska by unexpected storms, in an account that chronicles the efforts of three rescuers dispatched by President McKinley.

The Impossible Rescue

The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076365969X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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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.

The Impossible Rescue

The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763666343

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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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.

Impossible Odds

The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

Author: Jessica Buchanan,Erik Landemalm,Anthony Flacco

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476725195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A New York Times bestseller! In 2006, twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Buchanan stepped off a plane in Nairobi, Kenya, with a teaching degree and long-held dreams of helping to educate African children. By 2009, she had met and married a native Swede named Erik Landemalm, who worked to coordinate humanitarian aid with authorities in Africa. Together the two moved from Nairobi to Somalia, and with hopes of starting a family, their future couldn’t have been brighter. . . . But on October 25, 2011, Jessica and a colleague were kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom by a band of Somali pirates. For the next three months, Jessica was terrorized by more than two dozen gangsters, held outdoors in filthy conditions, and kept on a starvation diet while her health steadily deteriorated. Negotiations for ransom dragged on, and as the ordeal stretched into its third month, the captors grew increasingly impatient. Every terrifying moment Jessica Buchanan spent suffering in captivity was matched by that of her adoring husband working behind the scenes to deal with her captors. After ninety-three days of fruitless negotiations, and with Jessica’s medical state becoming a life-or-death issue, President Barack Obama ordered Navy SEAL Team Six to attempt a rescue operation. On January 25, 2012, just before the president delivered his State of the Union speech, the team of twenty-four SEALs, under the cover of darkness, attacked the heavily armed hostiles. They killed all nine with no harm to the hostages, who were quickly airlifted out on a military rescue helicopter. In riveting detail, this book chronicles Jessica and Erik’s mutual journey during those torturous months. Together they relate the events prior to the kidnapping, the drama of Jessica’s fight to stay alive, and Erik’s efforts to bolster and support the hunt for her while he acted as liaison between their two families, the FBI, professional hostage negotiators, and the United States government. Both a testament to two people’s courage and a nail-biting look at a life-or-death struggle, this is a harrowing and deeply personal story about their triumph over impossible odds.

Angels in the Fire

The Dramatic True Story of an Impossible Rescue

Author: Dann Stadler

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441262180

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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An Amazing True Story of Angelic Intervention in a Desperate Situation The Stadlers' harrowing journey began with a midnight crash caused by a drunk driver. The odds they would both survive the crash were minimal--a testimony to the miracles that began that night and continued through months of surgeries and hospitalizations. The Stadlers struggled to rebuild their lives, only to face more heartache and loss. But through the hard times, their faith grew as God continued to save them from despair and bring blessings into their lives. For everyone seeking a deeper faith or affirmation of their belief in a good God, this book will provide hope and the reassurance that God still ministers through his angels today.

A Bolt from the Blue

The Epic True Story of Danger, Daring, and Heroism at 13,000 Feet

Author: Jennifer Woodlief

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451607091

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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FIVE INJURED CLIMBERS. TEN SEASONED RANGERS. ONE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE. On the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six vacationing mountain climbers ascended the peak of the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and soon a massive electrical charge began to build. As the group began to retreat from its location, a colossal lightning bolt struck and pounded through the body of every climber. One of the six died instantly, one lay critically injured next to her body, and four dangled perilously into the chasm below. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the story of the climb, the arrival of the storm, and the unprecedented rescue by the Jenny Lake Rangers, one of the most experienced climbing search-and-rescue teams in the country. Against the dramatic landscape of the Teton Range, Woodlief brings to life the grueling task of the rangers, a band of colorful characters who tackle one of the riskiest, most physically demanding jobs in the world. By turns terrifying and exhilarating, A Bolt from the Blue is both a testament to human courage and an astonishing journey into one of history’s most dangerous mountain rescues.

Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation

The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763680419

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever.

The Whydah

A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763680338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 170

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Describes what happened when a slave ship captured by pirates in 1717 was sunk by a brutal storm, the expedition to locate the wreck, and what was uncovered.

The Impossible Rescue

Author: Jason Krumbine

Publisher: Jason Krumbine

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Faith and Summer Castle are the ultimate crime fighting duo. And they're not even old enough to drive. Faith has the super smarts and Summer brings the super brawn. When their Uncle gets kidnapped by the evil Agent Dark the Castle Sisters find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet. The forces of darkness are gathering and the battle between good and evil has reached a pivotal turning point. Agent Dark has stolen a secret formula that could give him the ultimate control. With the sisters' Uncle out of the way, no one stands between Agent Dark and the end of everything Not only does the fate of the world now hang in the balance, but the sisters must pull off what will almost certainly be an impossible rescue.

A Miracle at Attu

The Rescue of CG-1600

Author: Captain Bill Peterson ,Captain Mike Wallace

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 150690288X

Category: History

Page: 186

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Secret Subway

The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426304620

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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In 1869, Alfred Beach wanted to build America's first air-powered railway below New York City, but Boss Tweed, powerful politician and notorious crook, opposed. Working under night cover, Beach and his crew carved a three-hundred-foot tunnel beneath a department store. Before long, the project was discovered and the public raved about its potential. But no further tunnels were ever built. What happened to Beach's railway, and where is it now?

Rescuing the Children

The Story of the Kindertransport

Author: Deborah Hodge

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 1770493662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This important book tells the story of how ten thousand Jewish children were rescued out of Nazi Europe just before the outbreak of World War 2. They were saved by the Kindertransport — a rescue mission that transported the children (or Kinder) from Nazi-ruled countries to safety in Britain. The book includes real-life accounts of the children and is illustrated with archival photographs, paintings of pre-war Nazi Germany by artist, Hans Jackson, and original art by the Kinder commemorating their rescue.

Sitka Rose

Author: Shelley Gill

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570913536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A rhyming tale about a gal named Rose who sets out to find adventure in Alaska, where she rides a whale to Nome, digs out the Yukon River, and builds mountains out of the gold nuggets she mines.

Lost in Shangri-La

A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062087142

Category: History

Page: 432

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“A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams, for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew—what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

Smart about the Presidents

Author: Jon Buller,Maryann Cocca-Leffler,Susan Schade,Dana Regan

Publisher: Smart about History

ISBN: 0448433729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Presents information about each of the 43 presidents, with additional facts about vice-presidents, first ladies, presidents' children, and the White House.

How to Survive Anything

Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations

Author: Rachel Buchholz

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307748

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Offers teenagers advice on surviving natural disasters, embarassing moments, and social situations.

Rescue and Jessica

A Life-Changing Friendship

Author: Jessica Kensky,Patrick Downes

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763696048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being her service dog.

Women Daredevils

Author: Julie Cummins

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0147517370

Category: Daredevils

Page: 48

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The 14 women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were not expected to entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom. Full color.

The Impossible

The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection

Author: Joyce Smith

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 1478976942

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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THE IMPOSSIBLE reveals prayer's immediate and powerful impact through the true account of a family whose son died and was miraculously resurrected. Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary-the death and resurrection of their son. When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him. Miraculously, her son's heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed. THE IMPOSSIBLE is about a profound truth: prayer really does work. God uses it to remind us that He is always with us, and when we combine it with unshakable faith, nothing is impossible.

The Abandoned

Author: Paul Gallico

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 159017626X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 307

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When Peter, a young London boy with neglectful parents and a distant nanny, is transformed into a cat after rescuing stray cat Jennie from being hit by a car, Jennie takes care of him despite her contempt for humans, in a rerelease of a story originally published in 1950. By the best-selling author of The Poseidon Adventure.