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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (2000)

de Nathaniel Philbrick

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History. Nature. Nonfiction. HTML:Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard.
The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing listen, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.… (més)
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A taut thriller bringing to life the story of the Essex and its crew. Rammed by a whale, the crew must make to land (safe land, not cannibal land) in small boats. ( )
  ben_r47 | Feb 22, 2024 |
An engaging story of the Whaleship Essex's sinking by a sperm whale, the disasterous trials of the crew for 96 days in their whaleboats, and biographical studies of the individual survivors. All of this with a mixing history of Nantucket and whaling in America. This isn't dry history. It will grip the reader, and carry you along page by page. Enjoy. ( )
  wvlibrarydude | Jan 14, 2024 |
This is one of the most horrifying historial pieces I've ever read. Philbrick does a good job of weaving disparate narratives together to tell the story of the doomed whaleship Essex from start to finish. The horrors the surviving crew endured are overwhelming and hard to imagine anyone surviving at all. ( )
  ohheybrian | Dec 29, 2023 |
Time and again, I am amazed by humans' ability to inflict and endure suffering. ( )
  mmparker | Oct 24, 2023 |
There was a lot more included in this story than I anticipated, we kind of rushed through the actual whale incident and focused on the...cannibalism. If you like your shipwreck stories to have cannibalism in them, this one has so much marrow-sucking content for you.
I didn't realize this was the inspiration behind Moby Dick, so that's a nudge towards getting me to pick that one up soon.
I'd say I enjoyed The Wager more than this, as it honed in on the ship experience and conditions much more. I listened to this on audiobook, and unless my ears were playing tricks, he references "the blacks" quite a bit, which falls pretty badly on my 2023 ears. ( )
  KallieGrace | Sep 1, 2023 |
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And in the greatness of thine excellency thou has over-
thrown them that rose up against thee: Thou sentest
forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. And
with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered to-
gether, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the
depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

-EXODUS 15:7-8

This is the end of the whaleroad and the whale
Who spewed Nantucket bones in the thrashed swell....
This is the end of running on the waves;
We are poured out like water. Who will dance
The mast-lashed masters of Leviathans
Up from this field of Quakers in their unstoned graves?

-ROBERT LOWELL,
"The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket"
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Like a giant bird of prey, the whaleship moved lazily up the western coast of South America, zigging and zagging across a living sea of oil.
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Please do not combine with Revenge of the Whale which is an adaptation for younger readers of In the Heart of the Sea.
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History. Nature. Nonfiction. HTML:Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard.
The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing listen, In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.

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