This is the epic history of the iron men in wooden boats who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Eric Jay Dolin chronicles the rise of the burgeoning whaling industry to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.
Eric Jay Dolin studied environmental policy at Yale University and MIT, where he received his Ph.D. He has written extensively on the marine world. Formerly employed by the National Marine Fisheries Service, he is now a full-time writer. Eric lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. James Boles is an accomplished audiobook narrator whose work includes such titles as Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town by Nate Blakeslee and A Disorder Peculiar to the Country by Ken Kalfus. He is also an award-winning stage actor. He lives in Stratford, Connecticut.