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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 synopsisThis 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" disaster was in the 20th century. The inspiration for Melville's "Moby-Dick" is a riveting tale of history and a vital work of American history. of illustrations.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Now available in paperback, this true-life bestseller...New. Now available in paperback, this true-life bestseller tells the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship "Essex"--an event that served as the inspiration for Melville's "Moby Dick". of illustrations.
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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.
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 ...
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 ...
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