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In the Heart of the Sea

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The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.

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Now available in paperback, this true-life bestseller tells the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship "Essex"--an event that served as the inspiration for Melville's "Moby Dick". of illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780756966355
Author:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Pacific ocean
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Shipwrecks
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
Nautical-Shipwrecks
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.90x5.10x1.10 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Now available in paperback, this true-life bestseller tells the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship "Essex"--an event that served as the inspiration for Melville's "Moby Dick". of illustrations.
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