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In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Reissue by Nathaniel Philbrick

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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 302
Genre: History, Transportation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2001
TCIN: 53748558
UPC: 9780141001821
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-0474
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