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Leviathan by Eric Jay Dolin
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Apr 23, 2008

really liked it

Another audiobook, but I've actually listened all the way through and then started again. I picked this up after listening to Moby Dick again which I bought in Peoria for something to listen to while awake at night, trying not to think about work. Then, after finishing these compact discs, I decided to start reading a text copy of Moby Dick. I've managed to create a direct association between American whaling & life in the Midwest by reading both of these books almost completely through twice during my time out here.

Anyway, a good companion to the Moby Dick for background of the industry, with some great chapters about the Confederacy's attempt to damage the Yankee economy by hunting down & sinking whaling ships in the Pacific during The Great Unpleasantness.

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