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Revenge of the Whale The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

ISBN-10: 0142400688
ISBN-13: 9780142400685
Edition: Reprint 
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Description: On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essexwas rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essexwas rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Timesbest-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essexthrough the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories.

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