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

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Paperback. Pub Date :2010-9-1 Pages: 294 Publisher: Penguin Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevanthistorical narrative ... A terrific read.-Nathaniel Philbrick. author of In The Heart of theSea In 1871. an entire fleet of whaling ships wascaught in an arctic ice storm and destroyed Though few lives werelost. the damage would forever shape one of Americas mostdistinctive commodities:. oil.Oil and Ice is the story of one fateful whaling season thatilluminates the unprecedented rise and devastating fall ofAmericas first oil industry -and presages the rise and fall of thesecond.

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"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.

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Peter Nichols, in addition to his sailing adventures, has worked in the film business as a screenwriter, propmaker, and ship-wrangler. He lives in Northern California.

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