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    Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America The risk in giving your opinion about a book is that people may think you're an idiot Worse than that people may find out that indeed you actually are an idiot This risk usually only runs with books that are acknowledged classics or books that are trashy For instance you will definitely get concerned looks when you say you really

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    Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin Eric Jay Dolin ´ 6 READ Joelle Reads Her Bookcase #17Dolin makes it clear from the preface that this is not a modern manifesto against the brutality of whaling However he doesn't glory in the death of the whales nor add in any unnecess

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    Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) As the subtitle plainly states Leviathan is about the history of whaling in America As we all learned in middle school whales were hunted for their meat blubber baleen and ambergris a waxy substance used in perfumes But it was the oil which burned cleaner and brighter than other substances at the time that was the real economic driver for the early whaling industryPrior to the 1600’s whaling in the continental US largely cons

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    REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) Excellent history of whaling in the US My only complaint is that the narrator who was a bit boring to listen to didn't pronounce many place names as someone who lived in Massachusetts would

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    Eric Jay Dolin ´ 6 READ Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) The sperm whale what an amazing animal And man's interaction with it even so Colonial American whaling seems to have been overshadowed by the popular whaling era in the mid 1800's I am amazed at the whole proposition of chasing a leviathan in a tiny boat no matter what decade and have read many books fiction and non fic

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    Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America No false advertising here This book is exactly what it says it is a comprehensive narrative of American whaling from the 1600s through nearly th

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin Eric Jay Dolin ´ 6 READ Panoramic account of whaling in America from colonial times to the beginning of the 20th century Like all great h

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    Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America I’m starting to get concerned with myself how much I like to read about whaling It’s so scary and disgusting and horrible Yeah so hello friends let’s enjoy our paid work that is inside a building

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America Leviathan The History of Whaling in America (PDF) I love the history of whaling so for me to give this anything less than five stars would be foolish

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REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin Eric Jay Dolin ´ 6 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America Leviathan selected as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by The Los Angeles Times The Boston Globe and The Providence Journal Leviathan was also chosen by com's editors as one of the 10 best history books of 2007To produce a mighty book you must choose a mighty theme proclaimed Herman Melville and the vivid story of whaling is one of the mightiest themes in American history Indeed much of America's culture economy and even its spirit were literally and figuratively rendered from the bodies of whales In Leviathan the first one volume history of American whaling in many decades historian Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the epic battle between man and the sea and in this case between man and beast an often violent struggle that animates the imagination and stirs our emotions Beginning his engrossing narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614 Dolin traces the rise of this burgeoning industry from its rapid expansion in the colonial era and its brutal struggles during and after the Revolutionary War to its Golden Age in the m. The risk in giving your opinion about a book is that people may think you re an idiot Worse than that people may find out that indeed you actually are an idiot This risk usually only runs with books that are acknowledged classics or books that are trashy For instance you will definitely get concerned looks when you say you really hate The Great Gatsby or really love The DaVinci Code No offense to Dan Brown o philes This was my plight when I said I really disliked Moby Dick Since these reviews are voluntary on my part and since I m no longer an indifferent high school student writing a five paragraph theme based on borrowed Cliffs Notes since it s 1998 and my parents only have a dial up AOL connection I try very hard to avoid using the descriptor boring The word doesn t mean much if it means anything it s usually that the person speaking it doesn t have much imagination But with Moby Dick despite much hemming and hawing I eventually was left with that conclusion I was bored The book bored me There I said it Whenever I give this opinion people invariably respond You just don t get it First thanks for the vote of confidence you condescending jerk And secondWell you re probably right I don t get it And I m not going to waste my time trying again To uench my lingering thirst for whale blood I picked up Eric Jay Dolin s Leviathan The History of Whaling in America I have two main things to say about this book 1 This is a very good book about whaling 2 This is a very good book about whaling Leviathan takes a chronological approach to its sweeping subject It starts in the 1600s with a rather pointless discussion about John Smith yeah that one and the whales and ends in the 1920s when most of the whales have been slaughtered and the human race had turned to raping Mother Earth for its oil Sorry I m just bitter that I have to work on Thanksgiving Dolin is an engaging writer and he is an explainer so that there are tons of interesting factoids and stories with which to wow your wifelife partnerdinner gueststhe guy standing next to you at the bar Just make sure to space these things out because no one wants a bunch of whale facts all at once Dolin is at ease tackling subjects as varied as whale biology with a side focus on whale penises types of harpoons industry economics and the gory step by step processing of captured whalesThe book s scope encompasses many decades However because whaling is an industry rather than a single historical event or even an series of historical events the nature of Leviathan is rather anecdotal Though each time period is discrete and uniue in terms of economic climate whalers did well in peace and poor in war and utilized technologies the template is always the same dozens of stories stitched together with background information There are stories about successful hunts and unsuccessful hunts there are stories about rampaging whales and shipwrecks there are ships stuck in the ice and mutinies at sea and attacks by angry natives that seem to leap straight out of a semi racist Technicolor film from the 40s or 50s I ve always kind of liked anecdotal books There s nothing better than a good story and if you re drunk while telling that story or listening to it then all the better Of course one man s anecdote is another man s aimless digression and this makes for a read that is hit and miss When the stories are lame or seem off topic the book is a drag But when the stories are crisp and exciting and involve mutineers taking their whaleboats and attempting to escape into the Australian Outback the pages just fly For instance there is a section on whaling during the Civil War The entire chapter is devoted to two Confederate Raiders wreaking havoc on the American whaling fleet Now I know because I checked that a lot of folks who read this book loved this section I thought it was pointless It has absolutely nothing to do with whaling other than the victims were whalers Obviously the whaling industry was effected by these events but Dolin tells the story from the point of view of the predators the Confederates not the victims the whalers Really what Dolin is doing is filling pages with something he hopes will hold the reader s attention It s the literary euivalent of Roland Joffre adding an Indian attack to the end of his film version of The Scarlet Letter In this case the story didn t work for me But it could work for you One major problem I often have with books like this that is micro histories is that they try to prove too much or overstate the importance of its subject Fortunately Dolin mostly avoids this pitfall He sticks to the vicarious exciting man against nature aspects rather than trying to prove to us that stabbing whales to drain their precious oils to make brighter burning candles for rich people actually changed the course of human events The big surprise is that there is very little critical analysis of yesterday s whaling industry or today s Reading Dolin s bio with all his fancy Ivy League degrees I figured he d at least touch on the fact that poorly paid whalemen at the behest of giant corporate trusts practically denuded the seas of an entire species in order to reap a fantastic profit Alas there is no such preaching in Leviathan So I added that little sermon for your edification One of the best things about Leviathan is that it isn t Moby Dick If you want a good whale yarn here it is And in modern English Then again if you want to push forward with your plans to read Moby Dick over the holidays this makes a good companion Finally if you read Moby Dick and loved it you coud read this book and scoff at its simplistic syntax and its lack of Biblical allusions Then you can leave a comment on my Moby Dick review telling me what a simple soul I am Takeout Menu Organizer up AOL connection I try very hard to avoid Secrets from the Grave St Martin's True Crime Library using the descriptor boring The word doesn t mean much if it means anything it s Færeyinga Saga Íslensk úrvalsrit 13 usually that the person speaking it doesn t have much imagination But with Moby Dick despite much hemming and hawing I eventually was left with that conclusion I was bored The book bored me There I said it Whenever I give this opinion people invariably respond You just don t get it First thanks for the vote of confidence you condescending jerk And secondWell you re probably right I don t get it And I m not going to waste my time trying again To Begin Again Now uench my lingering thirst for whale blood I picked The European Guilds up Eric Jay Dolin s Leviathan The History of Whaling in America I have two main things to say about this book 1 This is a very good book about whaling 2 This is a very good book about whaling Leviathan takes a chronological approach to its sweeping subject It starts in the 1600s with a rather pointless discussion about John Smith yeah that one and the whales and ends in the 1920s when most of the whales have been slaughtered and the human race had turned to raping Mother Earth for its oil Sorry I m just bitter that I have to work on Thanksgiving Dolin is an engaging writer and he is an explainer so that there are tons of interesting factoids and stories with which to wow your wifelife partnerdinner gueststhe guy standing next to you at the bar Just make sure to space these things out because no one wants a bunch of whale facts all at once Dolin is at ease tackling subjects as varied as whale biology with a side focus on whale penises types of harpoons industry economics and the gory step by step processing of captured whalesThe book s scope encompasses many decades However because whaling is an industry rather than a single historical event or even an series of historical events the nature of Leviathan is rather anecdotal Though each time period is discrete and Destiny uniue in terms of economic climate whalers did well in peace and poor in war and Let the Storm Break utilized technologies the template is always the same dozens of stories stitched together with background information There are stories about successful hunts and Invitation to Catholicism BeliefsTeachingPractices unsuccessful hunts there are stories about rampaging whales and shipwrecks there are ships stuck in the ice and mutinies at sea and attacks by angry natives that seem to leap straight out of a semi racist Technicolor film from the 40s or 50s I ve always kind of liked anecdotal books There s nothing better than a good story and if you re drunk while telling that story or listening to it then all the better Of course one man s anecdote is another man s aimless digression and this makes for a read that is hit and miss When the stories are lame or seem off topic the book is a drag But when the stories are crisp and exciting and involve mutineers taking their whaleboats and attempting to escape into the Australian Outback the pages just fly For instance there is a section on whaling during the Civil War The entire chapter is devoted to two Confederate Raiders wreaking havoc on the American whaling fleet Now I know because I checked that a lot of folks who read this book loved this section I thought it was pointless It has absolutely nothing to do with whaling other than the victims were whalers Obviously the whaling industry was effected by these events but Dolin tells the story from the point of view of the predators the Confederates not the victims the whalers Really what Dolin is doing is filling pages with something he hopes will hold the reader s attention It s the literary euivalent of Roland Joffre adding an Indian attack to the end of his film version of The Scarlet Letter In this case the story didn t work for me But it could work for you One major problem I often have with books like this that is micro histories is that they try to prove too much or overstate the importance of its subject Fortunately Dolin mostly avoids this pitfall He sticks to the vicarious exciting man against nature aspects rather than trying to prove to Instructors Resource Guide with Test Bank for Criminal Justice Today us that stabbing whales to drain their precious oils to make brighter burning candles for rich people actually changed the course of human events The big surprise is that there is very little critical analysis of yesterday s whaling industry or today s Reading Dolin s bio with all his fancy Ivy League degrees I figured he d at least touch on the fact that poorly paid whalemen at the behest of giant corporate trusts practically denuded the seas of an entire species in order to reap a fantastic profit Alas there is no such preaching in Leviathan So I added that little sermon for your edification One of the best things about Leviathan is that it isn t Moby Dick If you want a good whale yarn here it is And in modern English Then again if you want to push forward with your plans to read Moby Dick over the holidays this makes a good companion Finally if you read Moby Dick and loved it you coud read this book and scoff at its simplistic syntax and its lack of Biblical allusions Then you can leave a comment on my Moby Dick review telling me what a simple soul I am

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REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin Eric Jay Dolin ´ 6 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America Accounts is that of the Shenandoah a Confederate raider which burned 22 of the 26 Union whaleships it captured most after the Civil War had already ended In the waning years of the nineteenth century we witness the agonizingly slow death of an American industry as the discovery of oil tragic disasters in the Arctic and changes in female fashion combine to transform the American whalemen into an historical relic The final scene comes in 1924 as the whaleship Wanderer wrecked on the shore of Cuttyhunk Island provides the last glimpse of a bygone era Through it all those iron men in wooden boats created a legacy of dramatic poignant and at times horrific stories This sprawling maritime saga is filled with these tales as well as rich lyrical descriptions of whales and the sea Original stirring and authoritative Leviathan delivers the 300 year history of American whaling in vibrant detail integrating literary social and economic history into an epic account of this once vital industryW W Norton 480 pp 90 illustrations Also available in Audiobook format from Tantor Audioboo. Panoramic account of whaling in America from colonial times to the beginning of the 20th century Like all great historical non fiction it leaves you feeling nostalgic for a lost era Of course for the whales and the whale men who suffered in their pursuit the end could not have come sooner

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REVIEW é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Eric Jay Dolin Eric Jay Dolin ´ 6 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Leviathan The History of Whaling in America Id 1800s when than 60 ports got into the whaling business and the sails of America's whaleships whitened the seven seas American whale oil lit the world and greased the gears of the industrial revolution Baleen cut from the mouths of whales shaped the course of feminine fashion Spermaceti from sperm whales produced amazingly brilliant and clean burning candles while ambergris gave perfumes great staying power and was worth its weight in gold And the profits from whaling created great fortunes and helped fuel the nation's growth Leviathan teems with fascinating vignettes from the Pilgrims' frustrating encounters with whales to the Candle Wars that pitted eighteenth century New England Industrialists against each other to the heroic cruise of Captain David Porter and the USS Essex in which Porter and his men valiantly protected American whaleships during the War of 1812 until they themselves were captured by the British Then there is the violent tale of Cyrus Plumer a notorious troublemaker whose mutiny on the whaleship Junior is thrillingly retold Among the most amazing. The sperm whale what an amazing animal And man s interaction with it even so Colonial American whaling seems to have been overshadowed by the popular whaling era in the mid 1800 s I am amazed at the whole proposition of chasing a leviathan in a tiny boat no matter what decade and have read many books fiction and non fiction on the subject In other books I found no or little mention of the importance of whaling during our country s beginnings but this one has a lot of good information for colonial times Presented in an historic yet fun tone the reading is easy This book is corroborating and expanding on other readings in a human waylots of good uotes Starting with shore whaling to nearby offshore whaling to longer voyages I like getting the whole picture of how and why this unlikely pursuit began My view of this time in our history is getting a new dimension So far it is uite the yarn I would recommend Anayurt Oteli until they themselves were captured by the British Then there is the violent tale of Cyrus Plumer a notorious troublemaker whose mutiny on the whaleship Junior is thrillingly retold Among the most amazing. The sperm whale what an amazing animal And man s interaction with it even so Colonial American whaling seems to have been overshadowed by the popular whaling era in the mid 1800 s I am amazed at the whole proposition of chasing a leviathan in a tiny boat no matter what decade and have read many books fiction and non fiction on the subject In other books I found no or little mention of the importance of whaling during our country s beginnings but this one has a lot of good information for colonial times Presented in an historic yet fun tone the reading is easy This book is corroborating and expanding on other readings in a human waylots of good The Dhammapada uotes Starting with shore whaling to nearby offshore whaling to longer voyages I like getting the whole picture of how and why this The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Piano Solos unlikely pursuit began My view of this time in our history is getting a new dimension So far it is 연의 카발리어 7 Cavalier of the Abyss Vol 7 uite the yarn I would recommend

  • Hardcover
  • 479
  • Leviathan The History of Whaling in America
  • Eric Jay Dolin
  • English
  • 08 October 2020
  • 9780393060577