In the Heart of the Sea
The Tragedy of the Whaleship EssexBook - 2001
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 2001, c2000
Characteristics: xvi, 302 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm