Iola Haverstick, Betty Shepard - History - 1999 - 124 pages
Told by one of its few survivors, a dramatic account of the Essex, a whaling ship that was rammed by an angry sperm whale on November 20, 1820, details the sailors terrifying ...
Jil Fine - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 48 pages
Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds.
Virginia Loh-Hagan - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2018 - 32 pages
Could you survive being shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean? Tracked by a murderous whale? Whaleship Essex: Disaster at Sea in the True Survival series explores the shocking ...
Nathaniel Philbrick - History - 2001 - 320 pages
From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book ...
Graham Faiella - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 64 pages
Traces the process and influences behind the writing of Herman Melville's novel, "Moby Dick," which was published in the 1850s and based on the author's own experience at sea.