In the Heart of the Sea
the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
ch. 3. First blood
ch. 4. The lees of fire
ch. 5. The attack
ch. 6. The plan
ch. 7. At sea
ch. 8. Centering down
ch. 9. The island
ch. 10. The whisper of necessity
ch. 11. Games of chance
ch. 12. In the eagle's shadow
ch. 13. Homecoming
ch. 14. Consequences
Epilogue : bones
The brilliantly written true story behind Melville's Moby Dick. That's right, it really happened. And this is better than Moby Dick. I read this at the coast a couple years ago and it blew my mind.
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.
From the Publisher's Weekly Review: "With a gracefulness of language that rarely falters, Philbrick spins a ghastly, irresistible tale."
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