In The Heart Of The Sea : The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex

In The Heart Of The Sea : The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex

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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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910.45 PHIAdult NonfictionIn

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Content :

ch. 1. Nantucket -- ch.2. Knockdown -- ch. 3. First blood -- ch. 4. The lees of fire -- ch. 5. The attack -- ch. 6. The plan -- ch. 7. At sea -- ch. 8. Centering down -- ch. 9. The island -- ch. 10. The whisper of necessity -- ch. 11. Games of change -- ch. 12. In the eagle's shadow -- ch. 13. Homecoming -- ch. 14. Consequences -- Epilogue : bones.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York : Penguin, 2001.

ISBN :

9780141001821

Physical Description :

xvii, 301 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.

Notes :
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-289) and index.
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