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

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The incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the inspiration for Melville's great classic, Moby Dick. In 1820, the Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats.
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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 From the author of Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller and major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson star in the film based on this National Book Award–winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick.
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—and its epic adaptation for the screen—will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.
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publishDate 2000, 2015
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subject_facet Essex (Whaleship), Essex (Whaleship) -- Sound recordings, Large type books, National Book Award -- 2000, Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean, Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean -- Sound recordings, Survival -- Sound recordings
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 / by Nathaniel Philbrick, In the heart of the sea [sound recording] : [the tragedy of the whaleship Essex] / by Nathaniel Philbrick, In the heart of the sea [text (large print)] : 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, Large type books, National Book Award, Nonfiction, Shipwrecks, Survival