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FREEING THE WHALES. How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-Event.

Tom Rose

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ISBN 10: 1559720115 / ISBN 13: 9781559720113
Published by Carol Publishing Group., New York, 1989
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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318 pages, includes index. A nice clean, straight book in a price clipped dust jacket. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 016531

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Title: FREEING THE WHALES. How the Media Created ...

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group., New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Mylar Protected

Edition: First Edition

About this title


The original book that became the major motion picture Big Miracle starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw-an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988.

From Library Journal:

Rose's supposed contempt, expressed in his subtitle, for the 1988 story of the international effort to free three grey whales trapped in freezing waters outside of Barrow, Alaska, is belied in the way he really tells his story. Instead of conveying the senselessness of the effort, he demonstrates an unexpected empathy not just toward these sea creatures but also toward the oil company executives, Greenpeace activists, Eskimos, businessmen, and military officers who heroically worked to save the whales, and the journalists who brought the story to the world's attention. This is not a book about waste and hype; the story, compellingly told, is one of hope and kindness--that people were able to direct our low and high technology toward the saving of three whales. Recommended.
- Susan Klimley, Columbia Libs., New York
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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