In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex From the author of the forthcoming book Valiant Ambition the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth directed by Ron Howard premier
  • Title: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
  • Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • ISBN: 9780143126812
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard, premiering on December 11, 2015Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award winning account of the trueFrom the author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard, premiering on December 11, 2015Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick.In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for 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 and now, its epic adaptation for the screen will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.
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    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 a part of my [...]

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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 the c [...]

    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 buttons Well r [...]

    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.HehThere 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 K [...]

    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, struck by an unhappy but not white whale which founders the boat, and then struggle mostly unsuccessfully to survive with almost n [...]

    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 much It 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 an [...]

    WAY exciting 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 the intense 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 [...]

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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 survived [...]

    Buddy read with Jeff fah fah and Holly Guys, it was awesome For anyone not knowing this is a true story The Essex, a ship full of whalers, ventures into the Pacific to kill a lot of animals, usually in a very horrific way, and the men get what they ve got coming when a male sperm whale attacks and sinks the ship.The story even inspired Herman Melville, the famous writer of Moby Dick, who met the son of Owen Chase the first mate on the Essex.This book presents a detailed account of the life of a [...]

    If I had to come up with a torturous way to die, I would immediately start talking about this book Holy mackerel, how much tragedy can one group of people endure This story was an atmospheric and truly terrifying account of an ordeal that defies comprehension I have had a visceral reaction throughout this one It s a shock to the system My muscles are cramped from tension, my heart is pounding, and I am overcome with guilt and gratitude for every glass of water I drink A wonderful historic accoun [...]

    This was a fascinating and very readable true account of the whaleship Essex and its crew which left Nantucket in 1820 only to meet with disaster fifteen months later in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean I have been interested in learning about this tragedy for some time, but honestly didn t expect to become so absorbed in this book Having very little knowledge of the whaling industry and maritime travel in general, I was nevertheless easily able to follow the story thanks to the talent of [...]

    Hang on So the crew of the Essex quite apart from their whole whale killing society being an early contributor to majorly endangering the species as a whole go on one of their epic whale killing journeys slaughter a bunch of whales capture, abuse and slaughter a huge bunch of Galapagos tortoises set fire to an entire Galapagos island for a fucking lark get COMPLETELY UNFAIRLY, UNPROVOKEDLY AND WITH MALICIOUS INTENT attacked by a sperm whale I mean, how very DARE that fucker so their ship sinks p [...]

    IMPORTANT UPDATE The great reader in the sky has answered my prayers and made a movie based on this story starring Chris Hemsworth so I already count one ironclad reason to watch this The trailer states that the Essex goes beyond the known world, which no it didn t, but I m also fairly sure that Owen Chase s jaw wasn t nearly as square as Hemsworth s, so I m willing to allow poetic license Also, I may root for the whale The first trailer is here This was SO gruesome and weirdly gripping I mean, [...]

    One of the most riveting, enlightening, gut wrenching, macabre, unfathomable, heart pounding, culture defining, era appalling, extremely well written and fastidiously researched non fiction books I ve read this year That was a mouthful In the Heart of the Sea The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex So much than a survival tale or a seafaring story or Nantucket legend or the catalyst for the literary classic Moby Dick The Essex disaster is not a tale of adventure It is a tragedy that happens to be on [...]

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    Meticulously researched, written in a way that is easy to follow the narrative, and excellently narrated by the ever reliable Scott Brick Looking forward to another book by Nathaniel Philbrick I got sucked into the idea behind this in part, and mainly due to, the imminent release of the film adaptation and seeing in the trailer that this is the story which inspired Moby Dick another classic I have yet to read, but that s another story for another time Beyond that limited knowledge, I went into t [...]

    In the Heart of the Sea is my first time reading the work of Nathaniel Philbrick It will not be my last This is an excellent and engaging text, and like the best nonfiction the reader feels the immediacy and importance of the events described therein.The book follows the last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex and the trek for survival made by the ship s crew It is an adventure tale, interspersed with lessons on everything from the behavior of sperm whales, the intricacies of sailing, and t [...]

    A terrific read, based on original documents recovered long after the events described in the book, which took place mostly in 1820 Part of the true story formed the basis for Melville s Moby Dick Brave men set out for a 3 year journey to find and kill whales and process the blubber into oil The owners of the ship and the captain stand to get rich most of the crew will make barely enough to survive But on this voyage, after their ship is battered by a huge sperm whale, many do not survive Philbr [...]

    Also on my blog The Periodic Table of Elephants.Any reader who has read The Life of Pi and Moby Dick should be all over this as both works of fiction were inspired by the tragic events of the Essex The Essex was an American whaling ship that was attacked by a disgruntled sperm whale well the whalers had attacked it with harpoons and sunk in the south western Pacific in 1820 All the crew survive the sinking but they are stranded in the middle of the Pacific, in a region desolate of life, and they [...]

    Once I was well into this non fiction record, I could not put it down The detail and research The maps, the retained evidence and not the least is the history and onus of Nantucket Nathaniel Philbrick not only relates all minutia of this chronological multi year saga of the Essex, but also sets that in the proper setting like a gem in an elaborate piece of jewelry The Quaker religion, worldview and how that worked into the patterns of work for whaling The language itself surrounding itself with [...]

    Towards thee I roll, thou all destroying but unconquering whale to the last I grapple with thee from hell s heart I stab at thee for hate s sake I spit my last breath at thee Moby DickI ve been wanting to read this book for years Patiently it sat, right behind me, waiting I enjoyed Philbrick s Mayflower and Sea of Glory Given how much I love Moby Dick, I m kinda surprised it took me so long 15 years to read this history of the Essex Philbrick paces this narrative well He patches together all the [...]

    Superb rendering of the Nantucket whaling community and the disaster that befell the Essex in 1821 1,500 miles off the coast of Chile, it was rammed and sunk by a sperm whale Eight of 20 men survived the 4,500 mile, 3 month journey to safety in whaleboats Cannibalism is an uncomfortable part of the story and is thoughfully, not luridly, treated The story helps elucidate some of what it means to be human, our mastery of amazing feats as a collective and the courage and resourcefulness of individu [...]

    I wrote a paper on Herman Melville s Moby Dick for my senior year AP English class and received an A for it WITHOUT HAVING READ THE DAMNED BOOK Not bragging okay, maybe a little , but it s a testament to two things 1 the great in depth class discussions about the book in Mr Milheim s class from which I took copious notes and 2 my talent for bullshit I could write a paper on any topic, not knowing anything about said topic, and make it sound great, by simply bullshitting my way through it This is [...]

    This is such a fascinating book I ve never really lived close to a coastline in which the ocean itself is the source of income and sustenance, and have only visited New England once, but this book makes me want to take a trip to Nantucket Island right now to see and experience at least some of the history of this harsh lifestyle.We are all probably at least somewhat familiar with the story of the Essex, especially with the movie being released just a few weeks ago Most of us know that it was the [...]

    Um livro de n o fic o a relatar o naufr gio de um baleeiro norte americano em 1820 partida, n o seria algo que me suscitasse muito interesse, mas como a sua adapta o cinematogr fica estreou h pouco tempo e a hist ria aqui relatada inspirou o famoso Moby Dick, de Herman Melville que ainda n o li , senti a motiva o suficiente para viajar at ao s culo XIX e embarcar nesta perigosa viagem.O in cio do livro cont m o necess rio enquadramento da partida do Essex da ilha de Nantucket, data a maior pot n [...]

    So much than I expected I anticipated this book may be a bit boring since it was about a whale ship and a true story Not the case An informative history lesson that caused me to experience so many different emotions The book was well researched, it moved at a nice pace and held my interest from beginning to end Great read

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