Oil and Ice

A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynas ty

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Publisher Description

"Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read."
-Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea


In 1871, America's last fleet of whaling ships was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, 1,218 men, women and children survived, but the disaster was catastrophic at home.

Oil and Ice is the story of one fateful whaling season that illuminates the unprecedented rise and devastating fall of America's first oil economy, and the fate of today's petroleum industry.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
692.6
KB

Customer Reviews

Jpmandeville ,

Slow and disjointed

Maybe it's me who's slow and disjointed, but this book never really got any air under it's wings. It just sorta flops around in a pool of semi-interesting anecdotes and facts and then it's done. Amazed I finished it.

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