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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
Title
Adrift
Title remainder
a true story of tragedy in the icy Atlantic - and the one who lived to tell about it
Statement of responsibility
Brian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Hitting an iceberg, five lifeboats were lowered, but only one person would survive: Thomas W. Nye. This is his story. Using Nye's journal and his 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 Atlantic sea. Adrift brings readers to the edge of human limits, where every frantic decision and every desperate act is a potential life saver or life taker
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1959-
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Murphy, Brian
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Vlahou, Toula
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  • Nye, Thomas W
  • John Rutledge (Ship)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Survival at sea
  • Shipwreck survival
Target audience
adult
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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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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251227597
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 263 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306902000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251227597
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 263 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306902000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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