THE STORY OF YANKEE WHALING by Irwin Shapiro
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THE STORY OF YANKEE WHALING

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Whaling not only was one of America's earliest industries, it was also one of her most daring and adventurous ones. In this unusually attractive text, a true account of the American whaling industry is given from Colonial days through the nineteenth century. Illustrated with 186 pictures, 85 of which are in color, The Story of Yankee Whaling uses contemporary sources--prints, maps, diagrams, photographs, and drawings. Visually fascinating and equally interesting in terms of the information and flavor it imparts, this book with its tales of mutiny and high adventure should find readers in every age and interest category.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1960
Publisher: American Heritage-Junior Library