Remember The Essex Oct 12, 2007
A compassionate retelling of a maritime disaster we should not forget. Many books and articles have been published about the Essex but questions have remained about what really happened out there. In addition to the normal sources, Mr. Philbrick applies his Sherlock Holmes like analysis to a long lost, eyewitness account to shed much more light on several of those questions. Along the way he makes you feel like poor Captain Pollard and crew were your neighbors rather than men who lived and died almost 200 years ago. Reads like an episode of Cold Case Files, only with more depth than any television program could ever manage.