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In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex

By Nathaniel Philbrick

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard.

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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Publish Date

2000

ISBN

0670891576


Format: Book
Author: Philbrick, Nathaniel
Title: In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2000.
Subject: Essex (Whaleship) Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
Isbn: 0670891576
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System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 910.9164 Phi
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Format: Book
Author: Philbrick, Nathaniel
Title: In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex / Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2000.
Description: xvi, 302 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Essex (Whaleship)
Subjects: Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index.
LCCN: 99053740
ISBN: 0670891576
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 910.9164 Phi