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Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Apr 13, 2012

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In the time it would take to summarize Philbrick's book "Why Read Moby-Dick", you could read it yourself. It's that short.
This book is pretty much what you'd expect from the title, e.g., Philbrick discussing his reasons as to why he considers Moby Dick to be a classic of American literature and a story of American life from that time. References to the true story of the whaling ship Essex, which sunk after being rammed by a whale and thus provided the basis of Moby-Dick, was very interesting.

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