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Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America


This absorbing history demonstrates that few things capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Dolin ... Show synopsis

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A Whale of a Book

by RHYN on Dec 16, 2007

Here is a well-documented history of a major industry that played a crucial role in the formation of this country and has been overlooked in most circles. While "Moby Dick" presented the whaling adventure, this book takes in the much broader panorama of the industry from its origins to its demise. Not only factual, but interspersed with little nuggets of social history. While "Moby Dick" was about "Man", "Leviathan" is about "Society".

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