Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World's Greatest Non-event

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Carol Publishing Group, 1989 - History - 318 pages
Much more than an account of the most massive animal rescue ever conducted, this book describes how the media turned an everyday happening into an international rescue mission that ultimately involved the two great super-powers, the U.S. and Russia, in freeing the trapped whales. 12 pages of photos.

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Freeing the whales: how the media created the world's greatest non-event

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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 ... Read full review


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Hillel Black was a publisher at Macmillan and an editor-in-chief at William Morrow. In 2000, he joined Sourcebooks as executive editor, where he started the company's fiction imprint, Sourcebooks Landmark. He left Sourcebooks in 2009 and worked as a freelance editor for six years. He was also the author of seven books of fiction and nonfiction including The American Schoolbook, They Shall Not Pass, and The Watchdogs of Wall Street. He died on February 8, 2016 at the age of 86.

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