September 14, 2012 | Art | Rebroadcast
Why Read Moby Dick?
Friday, we're talking about why you should read "Moby-Dick." Our guide is the historian Nathaniel Philbrick, whose award-winning book "In the Heart of the Sea" told the story of the real-life shipwreck that inspired Melville's novel. Philbrick says "Moby-Dick" is as close to an American Bible as we have. It's eloquently written, it's full of wisdom and you can return to it again and again. Nathaniel Philbrick joined Doug last year to share his passion for one of our nation's great literary works.
- Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of numerous books including The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn and In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, which won the 2000 National Book Award. His newest book is called Why Read Moby-Dick?