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ISBN: 0736655042 / ISBN-13: 9780736655040

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


This true-life adventure is the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship "Essex"--an event as mythic in the 18th century as the "Titanic" ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Jay O

Chilling Tale

by Jay O on Mar 26, 2012

This book makes you so very glad to be alive today. The gritty details of such an incredible story are captivatiing. Philbrick has a great way of using details of a subject you may not have any background in without losing you along the way. More


Remember The Essex

by exmasher on 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 ... More

by pamela1717 on Jul 9, 2007

I can't believe this story hasn't been made into a movie! There are many reasons I read a book, two are: to be entertained or to learn something. This book does both of those. The story is almost unfathomable (the event of the whale ramming the ship inspired Moby Dick) but oddly enough I think I enjoyed ... More

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