Errata for “Leviathans at the Gold Mine”

I’m very excited that my book Leviathans at the Gold Mine is now available and I’m proud of the book’s quality and content. However, no work is perfect. This blog post contains errata for the book. I’ll update it steadily over time.

Errata for Leviathans at the Gold Mine

p. xiv “Albin Bensa” should read “Alban Bensa.” I particularly regret this error given the generosity and warmth with which M. Bensa hosted me in Paris, and I thank him again — with his name spelled correctly! — here.

Leviathans at the Gold Mine reviewed for the Journal of Pacific History by Shaun Gessler

I’ve been bad about listing things on this blog, but I did want to note another review of Leviathans, this one from the Journal of Pacific History. As someone with a background in historical anthropology — and who just attended the Pacific History conference! — I’m very pleased the journal reviewed my book. I’m also flattered that the reviewer like it. You can find the review on the JPH’s website.

First review of Leviathans is in

I’m happy to say that the first review of my book Leviathans at the Gold Mine has appeared and that is it positive. You can read the review here. The author of the review is David Eller — whose textbook I’ve used in my intro class before, but who I’ve never met. The most frequent adjectives he uses to describe me and the book are ‘ingenious’ ‘exciting’ and ‘fascinating’, although I’m most flattered by the idea that one of my chapters is “calm but ultimately searing”. I don’t think I planned to be ‘searing’ but… I’m glad that Eller found it so.

I’ve also been told that the book has been adopted for use in two classes, so I’m glad to see that someone is taking the time read it after all the time I put in to writing it. So… thanks to everyone for their continued (and positive) reception of the volume!