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The Resource Death on the ice : the great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914, by Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood

Death on the ice : the great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914, by Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood

Label
Death on the ice : the great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914
Title
Death on the ice
Title remainder
the great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914
Statement of responsibility
by Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood
Title variation
Great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fishermen sailed out to the ice to hunt seals in the hope of a few pennies in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. Johns. The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life. For two long days and nights a party of seal hunters 132 men were left stranded on an icefield floating in the North Atlantic in winter. They were thinly dressed, with almost no food, and with no hope of shelter against the snow or the constant, bitter winds. To survive they had to keep moving, always moving. Those who lay down to rest died. This is an incredible story of bungling and greed, of suffering and heroism. With the aid of compelling, contemporary photographs, the book paints an unforgettable portrait of the bloody trade of seal hunting among the icefields when ships and men were expendable."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
NZAUC
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1919-1986
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Brown, Cassie
Dewey number
639/.29/09718
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1923-2006
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Horwood, Harold
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  • Sealing
  • Blizzards
  • Sealing
  • Mass casualties
Label
Death on the ice : the great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914, by Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn986315992
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
217 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385685061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Death on the ice : the great Newfoundland sealing disaster of 1914, by Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn986315992
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
217 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385685061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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