In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

by Philbrick, Nathaniel

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This epic story inspired the climactic scene in Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick”. In 1820, the 238-ton “Essex” was rammed and sunk in the South Pacific by an enraged sperm whale. Taking to the boats, the 20-man crew travelled more than 4,500 miles, battling the sea, and sometimes losing to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear.

ISBN 10: 0143126814
ISBN 13: 9780143126812
Illustration: illus.
Pages: 320
Published: 2001
Format: softcover
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1 review for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ross Wilson

    Great read, shipwreck, starvation, cannibalism, a survivor keeping a hammock of food above his desk for the remainder of his life. A national book award.

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