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    • Leviathan

    • The History of Whaling in America
    • By: Eric Jay Dolin
    • Narrated by: James Boles
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Here is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. This absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NOT JUST BLUBBER

    • By Jesse on 08-06-07

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fur, Fortune, and Empire

    • The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
    • By: Eric Jay Dolin
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    From the bestselling author of Leviathan comes this sweeping narrative of one of America’s most historically rich industries. Beginning his epic history in the early 1600s, Eric Jay Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur trade industry, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the rise of the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • a compilation of trivia

    • By D. Littman on 07-18-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • When America First Met China

    • An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail
    • By: Eric Jay Dolin
    • Narrated by: A. T. Chandler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships. Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving nineteenth-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire. It is a prescient fable for our time, one that surprisingly continues to shed light on our modern relationship with China.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow be patient!

    • By zein on 09-18-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Brilliant Beacons

    • A History of the American Lighthouse
    • By: Eric Jay Dolin
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system, highlighting the political, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must Listen

    • By Thomas F Mulligan Jr on 04-30-16

    Regular price: $31.49