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

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

Nathaniel Philbrick


From the writer of Mayflower and the impending Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the tale of the genuine occasions that encouraged Melville's Moby-Dick

Winner of the nationwide publication Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's booklet is an attractive saga of survival and event, steeped within the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and historical past.

In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by way of an offended sperm whale, leaving the determined team to float for greater than 90 days in 3 tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick makes use of little-known records and brilliant information about the Nantucket whaling culture to bare the chilling proof of this notorious maritime catastrophe. In the guts of the Sea, lately tailored right into a significant characteristic movie starring Chris Hemsworth, is a ebook for the a long time.

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