Big Miracle

Now a major motion picture, this is the story of three trapped whales and their unlikely rescuers.

By Tom Rose Read by Peter Berkrot History - United States / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 12h 35m Sell Sheet Also available on
Big Miracle (Unabridged) - Tom Rose
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11 Audio CDs Tue Dec 20 00:00:00 UTC 2011 49.99 39.99 9781611204490 Add to Cart
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Description
							Set in Cold-War-era 1988, Big Miracle is the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre and often times uproarious event that mesmerized the world for weeks. On October 7, an Inuit hunter found three California Gray Whales imprisoned in the Arctic ice. In the past, as was nature's way, trapped whales always died. Not this time. Rose compellingly describes how oil company executives, Greenpeace activists, Eskimos, businessmen, and military officers heroically worked together to save the whales. The book also features some of the more than 150 international journalists who brought the story to the world's attention. The rescue was followed by millions of people around the world and brought President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the General Secretary of the Soviet Union, to join forces.
Reviews

"...compelling...the surprising tale of how three creatures sparked a global effort that united warring factions in sheer awe at the bulky yet graceful denizens of this stark and little-understood world." - Publishers Weekly