KINDLE ✾ In the Heart of the Sea Author Nathaniel Philbrick – Easyfaroairporttransfers.co.uk

In the Heart of the Sea Tells Perhaps The Greatest Sea Story Ever An Event As Mythic In Its Own Century As The Titanic Disaster In Ours, And The Inspiration For The Climax Of Moby Dick With Its Huge, Scarred Head Halfway Out Of The Water And Its Tail Beating The Ocean Into A White Water Wake Than Forty Feet Across, The Whale Approached The Ship At Twice Its Original Speed At Least Six Knots With A Tremendous Cracking And Splintering Of Oak, It Struck The Ship Just Beneath The Anchor Secured At The Cat Head On The Port Bow In The Heart Of The Sea Brings To New Life The Incredible Story Of The Wreck Of The Whaleship Essex An Event As Mythic In Its Own Century As The Titanic Disaster In Ours, And The Inspiration For The Climax Of Moby Dick In A Harrowing Page Turner, Nathaniel Philbrick Restores This Epic Story To Its Rightful Place In American History.In 1820, The 240 Ton Essex Set Sail From Nantucket On A Routine Voyage For Whales Fifteen Months Later, In The Farthest Reaches Of The South Pacific, It Was Repeatedly Rammed And Sunk By An Eighty Ton Bull Sperm Whale Its Twenty Man Crew, Fearing Cannibals On The Islands To The West, Made For The 3,000 Mile Distant Coast Of South America In Three Tiny Boats During Ninety Days At Sea Under Horrendous Conditions, The Survivors Clung To Life As One By One, They Succumbed To Hunger, Thirst, Disease, And Fear In The Heart Of The Sea Tells Perhaps The Greatest Sea Story Ever Philbrick Interweaves His Account Of This Extraordinary Ordeal Of Ordinary Men With A Wealth Of Whale Lore And With A Brilliantly Detailed Portrait Of The Lost, Unique Community Of Nantucket Whalers Impeccably Researched And Beautifully Told, The Book Delivers The Ultimate Portrait Of Man Against Nature, Drawing On A Remarkable Range Of Archival And Modern Sources, Including A Long Lost Account By The Ship S Cabin Boy.At Once A Literary Companion And A Page Turner That Speaks To The Same Issues Of Class, Race, And Man S Relationship To Nature That Permeate The Works Of Melville, In The Heart Of The Sea Will Endure As A Vital Work Of American History.


10 thoughts on “In the Heart of the Sea

  1. says:

    I turned around and saw him about one hundred rods 500 m or 550 yards directly ahead of us, coming down with twice his ordinary speed of around 24 knots 44 km h , and it appeared with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect The surf flew in all directions about him with the continual violent thrashing of his tail His head about half out of the water, and in that way he came upon us, and again struck the ship Owen Chase, first mate of the whaleship Essex There she blows was as much I turned around and saw him about ...


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    There s one thing you need to know about me I ve never listened to a song by Rush all the way through Really If Alvin and the Chipmunks were re imagined as opera singers, the lead singer could be bass I can t take them seriously.Okay, okay Really there are two things you need to know about me I distrust people who walk on the balls of their feet You know, that little bounce Call it instinct, but I see something morally deficient in it It s like Nature is givin...


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    I have never, ever, in my LIFE, met a nonfiction book I was unable to put down before This may be because I am stupid, but I like to think it s because I m interested in the details Most nonfiction I ve encountered is either written by a Someone who experienced something interesting, but who can t write about it in an interesting way, orb Someone who perhaps usually writes about things in an interesting way, but who wasn t able to experience the critical subject firsthand.Philbrick bridges I have never, ever, in my LIFE, met a nonfiction book I was unable to put down before This may be because I am stupid, but I like to think it s because I m interested in the details Most nonfiction I ve encountered is either written by a Someone who experienced something interesting, but who can t write about it in an interesting way, orb Someone who perhaps usually writes about things in an interesting way, but who wasn t able to experience the critical subject firsthand.Philbrick bridges the critical gap What did the water look like when the 80 ton whale barreled toward the ship What does it feel like to starve thirst to death What happens to your eyelids What did Captain Pollard shout when his cousin s lot was drawn Philbrick may not have been there in the whaleboats, but he knows so much about his topic, he may as...


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    Best piece of non fiction I ve read in years I know it s a clich but you can t make this stuff up In 1819, a whaling ship is rammed by a sperm whale, not once but twice and the surviving crew drifts for 90 days in three tiny boats, Captain Bligh s 48 day ordeal pales in comparison They eventually turned to cannibalism which call me weird I didn t have a problem with A card carrying organ donor I figure I m dead anyway eat me When it came down to drawing lots though, that pushed my butto Best piece of non fiction I ve read in years I know it s a clich but you can t make this stuff up In 1819, a whaling ship is rammed by a sperm whale, not once but twice and the surviving crew drifts for 90 days in three tiny boats, Captain Bligh s 48 day ordeal pales in comparison They eventually turned to cannibalism which call me weird I didn t ...


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    This review is a Chris Hemsworth free zone Yes, he was in the crappy film version of this book No, I won t use any pics in my review.Heh There once was a man from Nantucket,Who was so big he could The island of Nantucket has loads to answer for beyond smutty limericks About 200 years ago, they were at the very pinnacle of the whale slaughtering business.Top of the world, indeed.The Nantucket whalers were about due for a cosmic bitch slap, hence the events depicted in this book Avast ye, Capta This review is a Chris Hemsworth free zone Yes, he was in the crappy film version of this book No, I won t use any pics in my review.Heh There once was a man from Nantucket,Who was so big he could The island of Nantucket has loads to answer for beyond smutty limericks About 200 years ago, they were at the very pinnacle of the whale slaughtering business.Top of the world, indeed.The Nantucket whalers were about due for a cosmic bitch slap, hence the events depicted in this book Avast ye, Captain Karma Whaling vessel goes a sailin for whale oil they almost get capsized in a storm, but lose a few whaling boats, superstitious crew want to head to nearest Caribbean port and do some drinkin and whorin , yet they sail on the crew wipes out some indigenous island species and set fire to another island for kicks the Essex gets sunk by a roid rage whale the crew is forced to abandon ship and against the better judgement of the spineless captain set sail in the smaller whale boats for ...


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    This book was a fantastic tale, the facts of which were an inspiration to Melville who met the surviving captain years later The ship Essex headed to whaling groups in as Phlibrick excellently describes as the most desolate spot on Earth a thousand miles off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Beset by bad luck, the boat is stuck for weeks in the doldrums with no wind, stru...


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    It was a tale of a whale man s worst nightmare of being left in a boat far from land with nothing left to eat or drink and perhaps worst of allof a whale with the vindictiveness and guile of a man This deadly true story of the 1820 85 long, 80 ton whale attack on the Essex was not exactly what I expected, but oh so muchIt begins with background of Captain and crew, the unimaginable time spent away from home and how their wives coped in their absence often resorting to use of l It was a tale of a whale man s worst nightmare of being left in a boat far from land with nothing left to eat or drink and perhaps worst of allof a whale with the vindictiveness and guile of a man This deadly true story of the 1820 85 long, 80 ton whale attack on the Essex was not exactly what I expected, but oh so muchIt begins with background of Captain and crew, the unimaginable time spent away from home and how their wives coped in their absence often resorting to use of laudanum, opium and a plaster penisouch Anyway, a tragedy, that could have been avoided, takes survival to its ultimate limits For as long as men...


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    OMG THIS IS BECOMING A MOVIE OMG OMG OMG I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW


  9. says:

    WAYexciting than I expected Nathaniel Philbrick knows how to resurrect history into a living, breathing present, a present filled with tension and full immersion If you have any interest in whaling, the age of sail, and shipwrecks, you ll not do better than In the Heart of the Sea It s very much like the non fiction version of Moby Dick, made all theintense for being the real deal In fact, the historic event depicted in this book is the basis for Melville s story Philbrick gives WAYexciting than I expected Nathaniel Philbrick knows how to resurrect history into a living, breathing present, a present filled with tension and full immersion If you have any interest in whaling, the age of sail, and shipwrecks, you ll not do better than In the Heart of the Sea It s very much like the non fiction version of Moby Dick, made all theintense for being the real deal In fact, the historic event depicted in this book is the basis for Melville s story Philbrick gives you many of the same whale facts as appear in Moby Dick but in a smaller,manageable amount Because this is non fiction you expect facts and dates and text booky et ceteras They don t sneak up on you like they do in Moby Dick, where readers joyously enjoying a romping whale of a tale are suddenly stove in and sunk by a lengthy treatise on whale and whaling facts.Also, Philbrick just knows how to entertain I even enj...


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    This book was so engrossing that I felt as if I had worked on a whaling ship and had survived a disaster at sea In 1820, the whaleship Essex was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when a massive whale rammed the ship not once, but twice, sinking it The crew had to scramble for provisions and escaped into three boats They set sail for South America, which was nearly 3,000 miles away They soon ran out of fresh water and food, and eventually resorted to cannibalism Only eight men out of 20 sur This book was so engrossing that I felt as if I had worked on a whaling ship and had survived a disaster at sea In 1820, the whaleship Essex was in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when a massive whale rammed the ship not once, but twice, sinking it The crew had to scramble for provisions and escaped into three boats They set sail for South America, which was nearly 3,000 miles away They soon ran out of fresh water and food, and eventually resorted to cannibalism Only eight men out of 20 survived This tragedy was so famous in the 1800s that it inspired Herman Mellvile s novel Moby Dick.Nathaniel Philbrick is a skilled writer of history, weaving together the details of the disaster and providing context t...


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