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TOM ROSE covered the 1988 whale rescue as a reporter and producer for Japanese TV. He spent the next several months in Alaska interviewing every major player involved in both the rescue and the media coverage of it. Today, Rose, the former publisher and CEO of The Jerusalem Post, cohosts the Bauer & Rose show on Sirius/XM satellite radio. He writes and comments regularly on American and Middle East politics. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
I haven't seen the movie yet and couldn't find a release date for the DVD.
My biggest gripe with the book, however, is the author's extreme bias against environmentalists, and his very right-wing point of view.
It's also quite clear that this author doesn't think much of the reader, as he has a seriously condescending and know-it-all attitude.
I got about halfway through this book but lost interest. The author's racism is really off-putting - he repeatedly refers to non-native (ie: white) people as the "cultural... Read morePublished 1 month ago by carrieliney
Bought this book because I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. I am so disgusted with the book, that I lost interest in seeing the movie altogether. Read morePublished 10 months ago by renae c
This was one of the worst books I ever read. I stuck with it only because I cared about the whales. It could have used significant editing to take out all of the useless political... Read morePublished 10 months ago by kerrosario
After seeing the movie, I was really looking forward to reading this book. Big mistake. The author spends significant amounts of time simply bashing environmentalists and the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Susan in Iowa
Amazing! Wonderful service! Wonderful book! Got here in 2 days! Such an amazing amount of history in the book two! Love that!Published 18 months ago by Ruth Elizabeth Bisby
I thought it was a very thorough coverage of the events of the Barrow whale rescue. I would have given it 5 stars, but the few times that the author injected his own opinions about... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Neil Murakami
I totally loved this book. It is a little confusing on the dates, but for a first time auther, it's pretty great!Published 19 months ago by Sy
Being this book was true, and I saw the movie first (unfortunately). I was absolutely moved to tears once again. Read morePublished 22 months ago by woolysmom
Because I've spent a number of decades studying toothed whales, I have some interest in baleen whales and have seen thousands of gray whales during migration. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by bothellbuyer