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Of Whales and Men (1954)

by R.B. Robertson

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The book was a heckuva lot better than I had anticipated. Robertson, a physician, gives an account of his time spent with a whaling boat near the death of the industry. Robertson is a surprisingly engaging writer, with a good self-deprecating sense of humor and an easy-to-read conversational style. He mostly simply recounts his observations and some things about the whaling industry, which was a pretty gruesome trade. Real men doing manly jobs. I enjoyed this. ( )
2 vote TheSmarch | Mar 16, 2016 |
he tries to give a real portrait of the life but the whole thing is so bloody and cruel. ( )
  mahallett | May 3, 2015 |
Personal account of the whalers, the whales, the whaling life, and comments on the life now gone from around the island of South Georgia. ( )
  michaelwarr | Mar 27, 2014 |
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