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In the heart of the sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex

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9780143126812
9781101221570
9780670891573
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subject_facetEssex (Whaleship)
Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
title_displayIn the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
title_fullIn 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
title_shortIn the heart of the sea
title_subthe tragedy of the whaleship Essex
topic_facetHistory
Nonfiction
Shipwrecks