James McGuane is a master photographer and filmmaker as well as a blacksmith and sculptor. His work is frequently informed by things historical and nautical. He divides his time between his home in Greenwich Village, New York City, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
"The Hunted Whale deftly combines brilliant images with engaging prose to take the reader on a fascinating and rewarding voyage into the heart of whaling during the age of sail. McGuane's vivid portrait of one of America's most iconic industries is a wonderful addition to the literature of the sea." -- Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan "Jim McGuane's The Hunted Whale is a labor of love, a comprehensive yet intimate study of American whaling under sail, in the shape of a stunning photographic essay." -- Joan Druett, author of Island of the Lost and In the Wake of Madness "Gorgeous photographs... The reader turns over page after page in awe." -- Mary K. Bercaw Edwards - Mystic Seaport Magazine "McGuane covers every aspect of whaling lore, from life aboard whaling ships and descriptions of the hunt taken from nineteenth century journals, to surveying the kind of people who made up a crew and the often brutally designed tools of their trade... Readers looking for a simple but rich overview of whaling will find it in this appealing and informative volume." -- Booklist