Eric jay dolin is the author of leviathan the history of whaling in america which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by the los angeles times and the boston globe and also won a number of awards includin g the 2007 john lyman award for u s maritime history and the twenty third annual l byrne waterman award given by . Leviathan is a very interesting and well researched book documenting the critical role that whaling played in american history this is not a book about whales but a book about people the decimation of whale populations at the hands of the worlds whaling fleets is addressed in a refreshingly matter of fact way that makes the subject of . Leviathan the history of whaling in america ebook preface many of the accounts of hunting the sea otter have been written by men who have engaged in the pursuit as a business but mr allans book gives the impressions gained by a sportsman in a hunting cruise among the kurille islands in the north pacific ocean it is a pleasing narrative . America born of whales leviathan is an exhaustive richly detailed history of industrial american whaling by the end you may or may not agree with dolin but you will certainly know this
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