In the summer of 1805, while sipping an ice-cooled drink at his family's country estate outside Boston, Frederic Tudor was first inspired to undertake an unheard-of venture: shipping ice from New England to the tropics. Although initially dismissed as impossible, his ice cutting and exporting business would eventually make Tudor one of America's first millionaires. This biography of Boston's "Ice King" chronicles Tudor's early years, his entrepreneurial ventures, and his determined path to success despite numerous obstacles. In their research for the book, Seaburg and Paterson examined Frederic Tudor's personal diaries and the administrative records of the Tudor Ice Company Collection (1752-1863), part of the Business Manuscripts Collection.