Written by Nathaniel Philbrick
Never in the history of the whaling hunting had a ship been attacked by a whale. But on November 20,1820, the unthinkable happened. The whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. In minutes, the twenty-man crew (several of whom were only teenager)found themselves stranded in the middle of the pacific Ocean, in three leaky boats with the minimal supplies and little hope. 293 pages.
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