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 ...
Owen Chase - History - 2015 - 224 pages
Read Owen Chase's memoir which inspired Moby-Dick and In the Heart of the Sea, the major motion picture from Ron Howard, which will be released December 2015. Owen Chase was ...
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.
Howard Brinkley - History - 2014 - 110 pages
In 1820, a sperm whale attacked and sunk the Whaleship Essex. 2000 miles off the coast of South America, the crew knew it would be a true feat to survive and make it to shore ...
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.