Biography

Eric Jay Dolin

Eric Jay Dolin is the bestselling author of the award-winning FUR, FORTUNE, AND EMPIRE; LEVIATHAN, which was chosen by the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe as a best book of the year; and WHEN AMERICA FIRST MET CHINA. He and his family live in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Eric Jay Dolin

Books by Eric Jay Dolin

by Eric Jay Dolin - History, Nonfiction

Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, BRILLIANT BEACONS traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system from its earliest days, highlighting the political, military and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines. Beginning with "Boston Light," America's first lighthouse, Eric Jay Dolin shows how the story of America --- from colony to regional backwater, to fledgling nation, and eventually to global industrial power --- can be illustrated through its lighthouses.

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.