Oil and Ice

Oil and Ice

A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America’s Last Whaling Dynasty

Peter Nichols

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118367
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“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.

Oil and Ice

Oil and Ice

Peter Nichols

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