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In the Heart of the Sea

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One of the greatest sea yarns ever spun, In the Heart of the Sea is the true story of the extraordinary events which inspired Herman Melvilleâs masterpiece Moby Dick.

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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

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 and only eight of them survived their subsequent 90-day ordeal. This work presents this story of maritime disaster.

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‘Superbly readable…elegantly written…a compelling study of the infinite human meanings of the sea itself.â Guardian

‘As gripping as it is grissly…a cracking narrative, a complex cast of characters and a terrible moral dilemma at its heart.â Daily Mail

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick is a historian and broadcaster who has writen extensively about sailing. He is Director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island, and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. He was a consultant on the movie ‘Moby Dick’. Aged 41, he has lived on Nantucket with his wife and two children since 1986.

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Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Nathaniel Philbrick

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www.nathanielphilbrick.com

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

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Paperback (b Format)

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Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007241798

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