Can we get past “Moby Dick”

Another documentary about whaling  that mostly focuses on Herman Melville’s failed novel Moby Dick and the  ill fated vessel, the “Essex.” There is so much more to Yankee whaling history than these two insignificant footnotes. Way, way too much time and energy is expended on them when there are much more interesting time periods and aspects to the story.  Melville was a shoddy whaler, to boot.

However, the bright side is, maybe it will inspire people to take an interest in all that other rich material available.