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Blood and Guts

Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars

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Awards for Blood and Guts

  • Shortlisted, 2015 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature
  • Longlisted, 2015 Walkley Book Award

About the author

Sam Vincent

Sam Vincent is a freelance travel writer and investigative journalist. He is a regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age and has a degree in international relations from the Australian National University. He has …

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Praise for Blood and Guts

‘A pull-no-punches report on this controversial and complex issue.’ —Qantas the Australian Way

‘A fair-minded and fascinating account of the whale wars’ —Ausmarine

‘Revealing, sometimes hilarious’ —New Statesman

‘Authoritative, strangely entertaining’ —Spectator

‘This book is a perfect introduction to the whale wars. Whether you’re a whale hugger or a whale hunter, you’ll be charmed by Vincent’s honesty. In his fair-mindedness, he shows affection for both Japan and Sea Shepherd’s ragtag bunch. Blood & Guts is a gem of journalistic writing. The whales, their hunters and their lovers are lucky to have such a chronicler.’ —Australian

Blood & Guts is proof that good investigative journalism is alive and well.’ —Readings Monthly