Ice Trade

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

In the nineteenth century, one wealthy Boston entrepreneur began selling New England ice all over the world. Gavin Weightman is the author of The Frozen Water Trade, a history of Frederick Tudor and the trials he experienced while shipping ice to countries as far away as India. Weightman joins guest host Joe Palca from London. (Hyperion; ISBN: 078686740X)



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from