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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
An interesting and absorbing book detailing the early days of the Ice Industry in the US. Centered around Frederic Tudor and his constant ups and downs, this is one of those books that is difficult to put down. As an aside, it raises some interesting differences between US and UK "Ice Drink" culture in the Victorian times, throws in some interesting historical pointers...
Published on 29 July 2003 by The Soft Machine Operator

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3.0 out of 5 stars What's the opposite of "Coals to Newcastle?"
Took the book on holiday and read it quickly. Great of example of perseverance and tenacity and intetresting example of the different attitude to enterprise in the UK and USA. Frederick Tudor was actually in prison for unpaid debts for a while but made good eventually and one wonders if he would have "made it" in the UK if that had happened to him here. At times not the...
Published on 9 Sept. 2009 by Mr. G. P. Emsden


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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking insight, 10 July 2014
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There is not much depth to this book. The Americans once spotted ice to the southern states, Caribbean and east Indies. They used it as a basket which could then be sold. That's it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fait divers in history, brilliantly brought to life, 25 Oct. 2014
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A story I had never even heard of before, a fait divers in history. Probably the reason I was so taken by this book: the author surprised me with a novel topic, fluently written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 17 April 2012
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This is a very interesting read about the ice trade. Who knew there was so much behind it? I didn't. Read and be amazed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars cool history, 23 Feb. 2015
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a fascinating read about a little known aspect of history
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2.0 out of 5 stars Left me cold, I'm afraid.., 31 Oct. 2008
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Becky Sharpe (Newmarket, U.K.) - See all my reviews
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I SO wanted to love this book after reading the great and inspiring reviews but I found it surprisingly boring. Sorry!
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