In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

Book - 2015
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The incredible true story of the epic adventure and harrowing disaster that inspired "Moby Dick."--p.4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2015
Edition: Young Readers Edition
Copyright Date: © 2002
ISBN: 9781101997765
Branch Call Number: 910.9164 Ph
Description: 164 pages, [16 pages of plates] : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm


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Melville had read about the wrecking of the Essex by a whale and used it in Moby Dick. But not the whole story: this is the full story of the wreck and aftermath.

After their ship is rammed and sunk by an 80 ton whale, the men of the Essex spend 90 days aboard 3 small rowboats with only eight men surviving.

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