The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
Adapted from In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard.
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mamzel - LibraryThing
This book is a junior version of the bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea, also by Philbrick. It is intended for a YA audience. But it is in no way any less dramatic that the original. It tells the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bridgey - LibraryThing
What can I say? I started Revenge of the Whale with a little trepidation as these kind of novels usually boggle my brain with umpteen nautical terms and descriptions. Philbrick however, has not fallen ... Read full review
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Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
No preview available - 2004