The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories.
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Review: Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The SeaUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
I just loved the pace and description of this story. I really felt that I could understand how the different men were feeling. I was able to consider the decisions made during this tragedy. Each different desperate experience was examined. I liked it so much because I thought it was exciting! Read full review
Review: Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The SeaUser Review - Monty - Goodreads
This was a terrific re-telling of an 1820 sinking of a whale boat by a whale and how most of the survivors managed to stay alive for about 3 months on small boats in the Pacific Ocean. I enjoyed ... Read full review