the Cold War, in 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the
remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event that mesmerized the world
for weeks. On October 7, an Inuit hunter near Barrow, Alaska, found three
California Gray whales imprisoned in the Arctic ice. In the past, as was nature’s
way, trapped whales always died. But not this time.
who was covering the event for a Japanese television station, compellingly
describes how oil company executives, environmental activists, Inupiat people,
small business people, and the US military boldly worked together to rescue the
He also tells
the stories of some of the more than a hundred international journalists who
brought the story to the world’s attention. The rescue was followed by millions
of people around the world as Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev joined the
forces of their two nations to help free the whales. Download and start listening now!