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.
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.