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Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

Eric Jay Dolin

ISBN: 978-0-393-33157-8

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320 pages

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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