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(In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.pdf) Tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours and the inspiration for the climax of Moby Dick br br With its huge scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white water wake more than forty feet across the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed at least six knots With a tremendous cracking and splintering of oak it struck the ship just beneath the anchor secured at the cat head on the port bow br br i In the Heart of the Sea i brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours and the inspiration for the climax of Moby Dick In a harrowing page turner Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history br br In the ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales Fifteen months later in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific it was repeatedly rammed and sunk by an eighty ton bull sperm whale Its twenty man crew fearing cannibals on the islands to the west made for the mile distant coast of South America in three tiny boats During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions the survivors clung to life as one by one they succumbed to hunger thirst disease and fear br br i In the Heart of the Sea i tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever Philbrick interweaves his account of this extraordinary ordeal of ordinary men with a wealth of whale lore and with a brilliantly detailed portrait of the lost unique community of Nantucket whalers Impeccably researched and beautifully told the book delivers the ultimate portrait of man against nature drawing on a remarkable range of archival and modern sources including a long lost account by the ship s cabin boy br br At once a literary companion and a page turner that speaks to the same issues of class race and man s relationship to nature that permeate the works of Melville i In the Heart of the Sea i will endure as a vital work of American historyDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex books for multiple devices.