Biography

Eric Jay Dolin

Eric Jay Dolin is the author of LEVIATHAN: The History of Whaling In America, which was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe, and also won the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. Maritime History; and FUR, FORTUNE, AND EMPIRE: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America. He is also the author of WHEN AMERICA FIRST MET CHINA: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, where he received his Ph.D. in environmental policy, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

Eric Jay Dolin

Books by Eric Jay Dolin

by Eric Jay Dolin - History, Nonfiction

Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin now traces our fraught relationship with China back to its roots: the unforgiving 19th-century seas that separated a brash, rising naval power from a battered ancient empire.