In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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9780141001821: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued.

The sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale in the Pacific in November 1820 set in motion one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time: the twenty sailors who survived the wreck took to three small boats (one of which was again attacked by a whale) and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal, after resorting to cannibalising their mates.

Three months after the Essex was broken up, the whaleship Dauphin, cruising off the coast of South America, spotted a small boat in the open ocean. As they pulled alongside they saw piles of bones in the bottom of the boat, at least two skeletons’ worth, with two survivors – almost skeletons themselves – sucking the marrow from the bones of their dead ship-mates.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2001-5-1 Pages: 301 Publisher: Penguin The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic inthe nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in thetwentieth In 1819. the Essex left Nantucket for the South. Pacificwith twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacificthe ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crewdrifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats. succumbing to weather. hunger. disease. and ultimately turning todrastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrickuses little-known documents-including a long-lost account writtenby the ships cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling andthe Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surroundingthis epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read. Inthe Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history foreverplac...

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From the author ofMayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.
Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.
In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages."

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