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The Resource Adrift : a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic- and the one who lived to tell about it, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou

Adrift : a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic- and the one who lived to tell about it, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou

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Adrift : a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic- and the one who lived to tell about it
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Adrift
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a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic- and the one who lived to tell about it
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Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
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eng
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The small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods, and more than one hundred passengers, mostly Irish emigrants. Suddenly an iceberg tore the ship asunder and five lifeboats were lowered. As four lifeboats drifted into the fog and icy water, never to be heard from again, the last boat wrenched away from the sinking ship with a few blankets, some water and biscuits, and thirteen souls. Only one would survive. This is his story. As they started their nine days adrift more than four hundred miles off Newfoundland, the castaways--an Irish couple and their two boys, an English woman and her daughter, newlyweds from Ireland, and several crewmen, including Thomas W. Nye from Fairhaven, Massachusetts--began fighting over food and water. One by one, though, day by day, they died. Some from exposure, others from madness and panic. In the end, only Nye and the ship's log survived. Using Nye's firsthand descriptions and later newspaper accounts, ship's logs, assorted diaries, and family archives, Brian Murphy chronicles the horrific nine days that thirteen people suffered adrift on the cold gray Atlantic. Adrift brings readers to the edge of human limits, where every frantic decision and desperate act is a potential life saver or life taker
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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910.9163/4
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Adrift : a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic- and the one who lived to tell about it, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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sky2ocm92873248
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780306902000
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018004033
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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Adrift : a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic- and the one who lived to tell about it, Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm92873248
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780306902000
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018004033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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