The Ice King: Frederic Tudor and His Circle
Carl Seaburg and Stanley Paterson
In this tale of passionate personalities and remarkable persistence, the late scholars Seaburg and Paterson trace the career of Frederic Tudor of Boston, who first experimented with, and finally perfected, the shipment of ice from New England to southern climes. Encom- passing the world of American maritime expansion and enterprise from the American Revolution to the Civil War, The Ice King follows Tudor and other strong-willed members of his family through economic and personal successes, and many failures, on the way to "inevitable and unavoidable" riches.
A co-publication of The Massachusetts Historical Society and Mystic Seaport (2003)
6-3/4" x 8-1/2", 244 pages, illustrations, bibliography, index. ISBN 0-939510-80-4 (paper)