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

Autor: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Editorial: Penguin Books

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

Precio de Lista: $17.00
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The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents - including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy - and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.


Categoría   Asunto
History & Geography   Maritime History

Premio:National Book Award
ISBN-13:9780141001821
ISBN-10:0141001828
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:302
Tamaño:7.99" l x 5.24" w x 0.97" h
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