12/8/11: Why Read Moby-Dick?
Thursday, 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 joins Doug to share his passion for one of our nation's great literary works.
Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:
- Why Read Moby-Dick?
- Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
- In the Heart of the Sea