In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy Ofthe Whaleship Essex

Now available in paperback, this true-life bestseller tells the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex--an event that served as the inspiration for Melville's Moby Dick. of illustrations.

by Jeremiah

Nathaniel Philbrick masterfully recounts the tragic 1820 wrecking of the Nantucket whaling ship Essex. The hardships and horrors of the survivors’ ordeal are difficult to read for even the least squeamish of people. I’m pretty squeamish, and trust me, it gets gross. An excellent piece of history writing and an incredible true story.

From The Young Man and the Sea

ISBN: 9780756966355

ISBN-10: 9780756966355

Publisher: Perfection Learning

Publication Date: 05/01/2001 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/01/2001 - 12:00am

Pages: 302

Language: English


United States - 19th Century

Ships & Shipbuilding - General