9780393060577

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

ISBN 10: 0393060578 / 0-393-06057-8
ISBN 13: 9780393060577
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century.

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"In clumsy but engaging prose, Mr. Dolin offers a colorful, fast-moving panorama....[R]eading LEVIATHAN we get lively impressions of a world that modern Americans will never see in person.....[P]erfect summer reading."

Adam Kirsch, New York Sun, 06/27/2007

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"in...LEVIATHAN, Eric Jay Dolin offers a pleasantly anecdotal history of American whaling so comprehensive that he seems to have harpooned at least one fact from every cetacean text ever printed. LEVIATHAN is a gentle book about a brutal industry."

Caleb Crain, New Yorker, 07/23/2007

 

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Book Description: WW Norton Co, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 242 x 168 mm. Brand New Book. Few things can capture the danger and desperation of men at sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins with Captain John Smith s expedition to the New World in 1614. He chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry, to its golden age when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich accounts of the whalers and contains a wealth of detail on whales. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780393060577

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Book Description: WW Norton Co, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 242 x 168 mm. Brand New Book. Few things can capture the danger and desperation of men at sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins with Captain John Smith s expedition to the New World in 1614. He chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry, to its golden age when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich accounts of the whalers and contains a wealth of detail on whales. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780393060577

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Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. A Los Angeles Times Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 A Boston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007 Amazon. com Editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 2007 Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History, given by the North American Society for Oceanic HistoryThe best history of American whaling to come along in a generation. Nathaniel PhilbrickThe epic history of the iron men in wooden boats who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme, Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smiths botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industryfrom its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades. 32 pages of illustrations This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780393060577

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