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 real occasions that encouraged Melville's Moby-Dick

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

In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by means of an indignant sperm whale, leaving the determined workforce to float for greater than 90 days in 3 tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick makes use of little-known files and brilliant information about the Nantucket whaling culture to bare the chilling evidence of this notorious maritime catastrophe. In the guts of the Sea, lately tailored right into a significant function movie starring Chris Hemsworth, is a publication for the a while.

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