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

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000.
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In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, the unthinkable happened: in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, decided instead to sail their three tiny boats for the distant South American coast. They would eventually travel over  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Philbrick, Nathaniel.
In the heart of the sea.
New York : Viking, 2000
(DLC) 99053740
(OCoLC)42736296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
OCLC Number: 606302714
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: by Nathaniel Philbrick.

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In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, the unthinkable happened: in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, decided instead to sail their three tiny boats for the distant South American coast. They would eventually travel over 4,500 miles. The next three months tested just how far humans could go in their battle against the sea as, one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease and fear. ... This is a timeless account of the human spirit under extreme duress, but it is also a story about a community and about the kind of men and women who lived in a forbidding, remote island like Nantucket. -- Dust jacket.

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