In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

By Nathaniel Philbrick

From the author of the forthcoming book,Valiant Ambition,the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller,soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth,directed by Ron Howard,premiering on December 11,2015 Chris Hemsworth,Cillian Murphy,Ben Whishaw,and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award–winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick. 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—and now,its epic adaptation for the screen—will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.
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Nathaniel Philbrick

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Binding : Paperback / softback
Publisher : Penguin Books
Publication Date : Nov 10, 2015
Weight : 272.00g
ISBN-13 : 9780143126812
Dimension : 201 x 135 x 18(mm)