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The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whalesip Essex: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

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On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale.  Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope.  Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America.  Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas.  Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories.

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Based on his "New York Times" bestseller "In the Heart of the Sea," Philbrick recreates the events of the ill-fated "Essex" through the sailors' own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork.

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick, is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. His In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award. His latest book is Sea of Glory, about the epic U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. His other books include Away off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 (which Russell Baker called "indispensable") and Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legend of Nantucket Island ("a classic of historical truthtelling," according to Stuart Frank, director of the Kendall Whaling Museum). He has written an introduction to a new edition of Joseph Hart's Miriam Coffin, or The Whale Fisherman, a Nantucket novel (first published in 1834) that Melville relied upon for information about the island when writing Moby Dick. Phillbick's Why Read Moby-Dick? was a finalist for the New England Society Book Award.

Philbrick, a champion sailboat racer, has also written extensively about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor (1987) and Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey. He was editor in chief of the classic Yaahting: A Parody (1984).

In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. He has appeared on "NBC Today Weekend", A&E's "Biography" series, and National Public Radio and has served as a consultant for the movie "Moby Dick", shown on the USA Network. He received a bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Arts in American Literature from Duke. He lives on Natucket with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142400685
Subtitle:
The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
Author:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Puffin
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
History - Other
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
General
Subject:
Whaling
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20040330
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.58 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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