Beneath the Heart of the Sea

Download or Read eBook Beneath the Heart of the Sea PDF written by Owen Chase and published by Hesperus Press. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Beneath the Heart of the Sea

Book Synopsis Beneath the Heart of the Sea by : Owen Chase

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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  • Publisher – Hesperus Press
  • Total Pages – 54
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781780944524
  • ISBN-13 – 1780944527

In the Heart of the Sea

Download or Read eBook In the Heart of the Sea PDF written by Nathaniel Philbrick and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2001-05-01 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In the Heart of the Sea

Book Synopsis In the Heart of the Sea by : Nathaniel Philbrick

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. 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, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 353
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780141001821
  • ISBN-13 – 0141001828

In the Heart of the Sea

Download or Read eBook In the Heart of the Sea PDF written by Nathaniel Philbrick and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2007 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
In the Heart of the Sea

Book Synopsis In the Heart of the Sea by : Nathaniel Philbrick

The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued.

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins UK
  • Total Pages – 338
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780007241798
  • ISBN-13 – 0007241798

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

Download or Read eBook Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex PDF written by Owen Chase and published by Cosimo, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-04-12 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

Book Synopsis Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by : Owen Chase

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex is an account by first mate Owen Chase of the Essex, a whale ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, that was sunk by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean near South American in 1820. Of the twenty-man crew, only eight survived the horrific ordeal; some men were stranded on an island, all remaining crew were forced to eat food tainted by seawater and drink their own urine, and finally, when members of the crew started dying, those still alive resorted to cannibalism until they were rescued. Narrative of the Whale-ship Essex inspired Herman Melville to write his enduring classic Moby-Dick in 1851; it also inspired the 2015 movie In the Heart of the Sea, based on the 2000 best-selling book of the same name.

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  • Publisher – Cosimo, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 84
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781944529048
  • ISBN-13 – 1944529047

Valiant Ambition

Download or Read eBook Valiant Ambition PDF written by Nathaniel Philbrick and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-06-28 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Valiant Ambition

Book Synopsis Valiant Ambition by : Nathaniel Philbrick

A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the George Washington Prize A surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, from the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye. "May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.”—Boston Globe "Clear and insightful, [Valiant Ambition] consolidates Philbrick's reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction."—Wall Street Journal In the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental army under an unsure George Washington evacuated New York after a devastating defeat by the British army. Three weeks later, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeded in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have lost the war. As this book ends, four years later Washington has vanquished his demons, and Arnold has fled to the enemy. America was forced at last to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from withinComplex, controversial, and dramatic, Valiant Ambition is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.

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  • Publisher – Penguin
  • Total Pages – 481
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780593511398
  • ISBN-13 – 0593511395