Whaling and Old Salem Hardcover – January 1, 1962

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Whaling and Old Salem accurately and vividly describes in stirring narrative early America's most romantic and picturesque industry, the terror of unchartered seas, the perils of rounding the Cape of Good Hope into the Pacific Ocean -- favorite of whaling theaters -- the conflict of a few men in open whaleboats with the colossal sea monster, the danger of the chase, hunger, mutiny, shipwreck, storms, boredom and triumph; how they whaled, the rules of the game, the weapons, the heroism in victory and defeat, the conversion of blubber into oil, and interminable four-year whaling voyages.

Although our edition does not have a dustcover it is in perfect condition. There are no creased pages and there are wonderful illustrations.


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Whaling and Old Salem accurately and vividly describes in stirring narrative early America's most romantic and picturesque industry, the terror of unchartered seas, the perils of rounding the Cape of Good Hope into the Pacific Ocean -- favorite of whaling theaters -- the conflict of a few men in open whaleboats with the colossal sea monster, the danger of the chase, hunger, mutiny, shipwreck, storms, boredom and triumph; how they whaled, the rules of the game, the weapons, the heroism in victory and defeat, the conversion of blubber into oil, and interminable four-year whaling voyages.

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