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The Founding Fish

John McPhee

The Founding Fish is the shad, and John McPhee's veneration for it is both scientific and culinary. McPhee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. Noted for his accessible and perceptive studies of the physical world, he weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study that traces the shad's importance from the 17th century to his family's dinner table.

The Founding Fish is the shad, and John McPhee's veneration for it is both scientific and culinary. McPhee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. Noted for his accessible and perceptive studies of the physical world, he weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study that traces the shad's importance from the 17th century to his family's dinner table.
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The Founding Fish is the shad, and John McPhee's veneration for it is both scientific and culinary. McPhee was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World. Noted for his accessible and perceptive studies of the physical world, he weaves together strands of personal, natural, and national history in this absorbing study that traces the shad's importance from the 17th century to his family's dinner table.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

52:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

57:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

54:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

50:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

43:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

52:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

51:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:17