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In the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whale ship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

In the heart of the seaRead the story of the true-life tragedy that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. The nineteenth-century whaleship Essex wrecked by an attacking sperm whale in the Pacific leaving 20 men and 3 small whaleboats to try and make the 2800 mile trip to the coast of South America. 93 days later 8 men were left to be rescued. The other served as meals for the survivors. A gripping and harrowing tale, Philbrick illuminates this with a historical and psychological detail.

 


910.9
PHI


Material #44903

Rick Meyer
December 2010

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