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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.
So much for the whales; they just happen to be "lucky whales" as Rose states several times.
My biggest gripe with the book, however, is the author's extreme bias against environmentalists, and his very right-wing point of view.
I'm QUITE sure that this is one of the rare cases that the movie will be FAR better than this book can ever hope to be.
I have to agree with the majority of the critical reviews. This book is not only biased in a brutish way against environmentalism, but it is also poorly written. Read morePublished 6 days ago by jds
Three whales are discovered trapped in the ice at the Top of the World. Video is shot and their plight appears in the newspaper. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ellison
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 7 months 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 16 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 16 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 24 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 on February 11, 2013 by Ruth Elizabeth Bisby