Book Title: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.
- Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
- The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
- Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
- Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution
- At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II
- Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
- Jubilee (50th Anniversary Edition)
- In the Heart of the Sea
- The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
- Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.
In 1820, the whaleship Essex
was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea
, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.