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In the Heart of the Sea

 Author: Nathaniel Philbrick  Category: Non Fiction  Publisher: Penguin Books  Published: May 1, 2001  Tags: Adventure BooksHistory BooksNonfiction Books |

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.

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