In the heart of the sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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9780141001821
9780143126812
9781101221570
9780670891573
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Full title in the heart of the sea the tragedy of the whaleship essex
Author philbrick nathaniel
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display_description Read about the tragic ship that inspired the story of Moby Dick. In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales. Fifteen months later the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, the 20-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away. Three months later, only eight were left alive. This book shares a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of the whaling tradition, with deep resonance in literature and American history, and in the life of the Nantucket community. - Back cover.
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subject_facet Essex (Whaleship), Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
title_display In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
title_full 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
title_short In the heart of the sea :
title_sub The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
topic_facet History, Nonfiction, Shipwrecks