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The Lost Fleet: A Yankee Whaler's Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and ...

Marc Songini - History - 2013 - 448 pages
It's the mid-19th century and the American whaling fleet, the wonder and envy of the maritime nations of the world, is struck by one hammer blow after another. Yankee whalers ...
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Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's ...

Peter Nichols - History - 2010 - 304 pages
"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 ...
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In Pursuit of Leviathan: Technology, Institutions, Productivity, and Profits ...

Lance E. Davis, Robert E. Gallman, Karin Gleiter - History - 2007 - 557 pages
In Pursuit of Leviathan traces the American whaling industry from its rise in the 1840s to its precipitous fall at the end of the nineteenth century. Using detailed and ...
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The Yankee Whaler

Clifford Ashley - Transportation - 2014 - 320 pages
One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Describes whaling trade, rigging, gear and handicrafts; construction and outfitting of ships ...
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Gone A-Whaling: The Lure of the Sea and the Hunt for the Great Whale

Jim Murphy - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 208 pages
In the early days of whaling, whales were plentiful and it seemed that they would always fill the sea. When people realized how much money could be made from whales in the ...
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On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967

Robert Lloyd Webb - History - 2011 - 441 pages
On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967 ...
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Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the ...

Melody Ermachild Chavis - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 208 pages
Meena founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan in 1977 as a twenty-year-old Kabul University student. She was assassinated in 1987 at age thirty, and ...
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An Independent Woman: The Life of Lou Henry Hoover

Anne Beiser Allen - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 211 pages
A woman of intelligence and energy, Lou Henry Hoover's talents benefited a large number of cultural and philanthropic organizations, but her distaste for publicity obscured her ...
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May Her Likes be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Marilyn Booth - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 498 pages
This study explores the Arabic tradition of life-writing in Egypt. It examines biographical works by women and uses examples of "famous women" biographies - including Joan of ...
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