The Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex
- Number of Pages: 176
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart from the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex by way of the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of a single of several great true-life adventure stories. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, such as young Thomas. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, such as the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in 3 leaky boats inside the middle using the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and small hope.
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