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Leviathan the History of Whaling in America : The History of Whaling in America - Eric Jay Dolin

Leviathan the History of Whaling in America

The History of Whaling in America

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Published: 1st July 2008
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?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

Introductionp. 11
Arrival and Ascent, 1614-1774
John Smith Goes Whalingp. 17
"The King of Waters, The Sea-Shouldering Whale"p. 30
All Along the Coastp. 41
Nantucket, the "Faraway Land"p. 63
The Whale's Whalep. 75
Into "Ye Deep"p. 90
Candle Warsp. 109
Glory Daysp. 119
Tragedy and Triumph, 1775-1860
On the Eve of Revolutionp. 139
Ruinp. 149
Up from the Ashesp. 165
Knockdownp. 188
The Golden Agep. 205
"An Enormous, Filthy Humbug"p. 253
Stories, Songs, Sex, and Scrimshawp. 275
Mutinies, Murders, Mayhem, and Malevolent Whalesp. 282
Disaster and Decay, 1861-1924
Stones in the Harbor and Fire on the Waterp. 309
From the Earthp. 335
Ice Crushp. 342
Fading Awayp. 353
Epilogue: Fin Outp. 370
Notesp. 375
Select Bibliographyp. 453
Illustration Creditsp. 461
Acknowledgmentsp. 463
Indexp. 467
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ISBN: 9780393331578
ISBN-10: 0393331571
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1