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Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Adapted from the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philbrick, Nathaniel.
Revenge of the whale.
New York : G.P. Putnam, ©2002
(OCoLC)606930763
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN: 039923795X 9780399237959 9781413110050 1413110053 0142400688 9780142400685
OCLC Number: 48966829
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Non-fiction Honor, 2003.
Description: x, 164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Crew of the Essex --
Nantucket --
Knockdown --
First blood --
Into the Pacific --
The attack --
The plan --
At sea --
Thirst --
The island --
The whisper of necessity --
Games of chance --
In the eagle's shadow --
Homecoming --
Consequences.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Philbrick.
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Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Adapted from the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."

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