?The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation.? ?Nathaniel Philbrick
This ?engrossing account ... at once grand and quirky, entertaining and informative? (Publishers Weekly) delivers the fascinating 300-year history of American whaling, integrating literary, social, and economic history into an epic account of this once-vital industry.
?Mr. Dolin handles this long, complex tale with great skill, both as a historian and as a writer.??John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Journal
?[A] richly detailed history of industrial American whaling.... Dolin succeeds admirably.??Bruce Barcott, New York Times Book Review, Editor?s Choice
"...perfect summer reading, especially if you happen to be spending the summer by the sea, or on it." -- Adam Kirsch - New York Sun
"Leviathan is an exhaustive, richly detailed history of industrial American whaling...Dolin succeeds admirably at what he sets out to do: tell the story of one of the strangest industries in American history." -- Bruce Barcott - New York Times
"Starred Review. Engrossing account...at once grand and quirky, entertaining and informative." -- Publishers Weekly
"Mr. Dolin handles this long, complex tale with great skill, both as a historian and as a writer (the bibliography and illustrations are splended too)...Leviathan is thoroughly engaging." -- John Steele Gordon - The Wall Street Journal