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In the Heart of the Sea

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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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May 01, 2001 | ISBN 9780141001821

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“Fascinating…One of our country’s great adventure stories…when it comes to extremes, In the Heart of the Sea is right there.”The Wall Street Journal

“A book that gets in your bones…Philbrick has created an eerie thriller from a centuries old tale….Scrupulously researched and eloquently written…it would have earned Melville’s admiration.”The New York Times Book Review


“[Told] with verve and authenticity…a classic tale of the sea.”–San Francisco Chronicle

“Nathaniel Philbrick has taken one of the most horrifying stories in maritime history and turned it into a classic….One of the most chilling books I have ever read.”–Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm


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Table Of Contents

In the Heart of the Sea – Nathaniel Philbrick Preface: February 23, 1821
Crew of the Essex
Chapter One: Nantucket
Chapter Two: Knockdown
Chapter Three: First Blood
Chapter Four: The Lees of Fire
Chapter Five: The Attack
Chapter Six: The Plan
Chapter Seven: At Sea
Chapter Eight: Centering Down
Chapter Nine: The Island
Chapter Ten: The Whisper of Necessity
Chapter Eleven: Games of Chance
Chapter Twelve: In the Eagle’s Shadow
Chapter Thirteen: Homecoming
Chapter Fourteen: Consequences
Epilogue: Bones
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