In the Heart of the Sea

  • Type: Ebooks
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781429513661
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The inspiration for Moby Dick is a compelling adventure story in its own right.

Moby Dick, that great American novel, was inspired in part by the story of the Essex, a Nantucket whaleship which, in 1819, was stove in by a massive sperm whale, leaving its bewildered crew to struggle for survival in the middle of the South Pacific. Philbrick’s account of this tragedy reads like a novel, full of world-building historical detail, memorable characters, and thrilling adventure. As much for readers of historical fiction as for history buffs, In the Heart of the Sea is a compelling page-turner.