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ISBN: 0006531202 / ISBN-13: 9780006531203

In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick"

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  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick" (HarperPerennial) – Mass-market paperback (2001)
    by Nathaniel Philbrick

    In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick"

    Mass-market paperback, HarperPerennial
    2001
    English
    336 pages

    ISBN: 0006531202
    ISBN-13: 9780006531203

    The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued alongside Philbrick's new paperback, Sea of Glory. The sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged spermwhale in the Pacific in November 1820 set in motion one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time: the twenty sailors who survived the wreck took to three small boats (one of which was again attacked by a whale) and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal, after ... Show more

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