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Beneath the Heart of the Sea : The Sinking of the Whaleship Essex
by Owen Chase


Overview - Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and the feature film "Heart of the Sea"A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, this is an extreme account of shipwreck survival.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Discover the amazing true story behind the inspiration for Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and the feature film "Heart of the Sea"A tragic yet riveting narration of life and death and man against the elements, this is an extreme account of shipwreck survival. On the morning of November 20, 1820, in the Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles from the coast of South America, an enraged sperm whale rammed the Nantucket whaleship "Essex." As the boat began to sink, her crew of 20, including first mate Owen Chase, grabbed what little they could before piling into frail boats and taking to the open seas. So began their four-month ordeal and struggle for survival. This is a bleak story, only eight men survived having endured starvation and dehydration, giving in to cannibalism, murder, and insanity. Owen Chase recorded the extraordinary account in his autobiography, originally published in 1821.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781843915607
  • ISBN-10: 184391560X
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 112


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical - General
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