The Journal of Brian Doyle, a Greenhorn on an Alaskan Whaling Ship is the last book in the My Name Is America series. It was written by Jim Murphy, author of two Dear America books and another My Name Is America book. The book was published in April 2004.


"For my editors Tracy Mack and Beth S. Levine— whose intelligent comments and suggestions (and occasional prodding) helped me get Brian's voyage onto paper."

Book description

"September 11, 1874
The pumping goes on — the
Florence screams horribly under the crushing ice — and the storm continues.
York is leaving the ship and most of the forecastle agree. When another plant snapped, York decided to speak to the mates on behalf of the forecastle. Several accompanied York, including Frenchie and Watty. Mr. Le Page sent them back, saying decisions about the ship are up to the Captain, and that we must follow his orders, etc, etc. They are afraid for their positions, York suggested later, when they should be afraid fro their lives. And ours.



Main article: List of The Journal of Brian Doyle characters


Main article: Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy (born September 25, 1947 in Kearny, New Jersey) is an award-winning author of nonfiction and fiction books. He has authored over thirty-five books for children, young adults, and adults. The majority of his books are about American history, including West to a Land of Plenty and My Face to the Wind in Dear America and On Enemy Soil in My Name Is America.


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