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And the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea...   (2010-04-27)
I thought In the Heart of the Sea to be a very worthwhile read. Not only is the Essex story truly fascinating in its own right, Philbrick's narrative is both approachable and fluid. Philbrick neither overwhelms with detail nor loses the story in his journalistic approach. However,...
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Well told tale of shipwrecked whalers   (2007-03-09)
Philbrick retells well the story of the Essex, which was the ship wreck that formed the core of the tale that Melville used to create Moby Dick. He begins by characterizing the society of Nantucket, from which the Essex originated. He explains the journey that the ship had prior to reaching the whaling...