Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty

Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's Last Whaling Dynasty

by Peter Nichols

An entire fleet of whaling ships was caught in an arctic ice storm and destroyed. Though few lives were lost, the damage would forever shape one of Americas most distinctive commodities: oil. Oil and Ice is the story of one fateful whaling season that illuminates the unprecedented rise and devastating fall of America's first oil industry -and presages the rise and fall of the second.