Can a whale attack a ship? The shipwrecked crew of the whaleship Essex was living proof that it could when a whale displayed a fury never before witnessed, ramming and sinking their vessel in a matter of minutes in November 1820. The story of their survival is one rarely spoken of by Nantucketers even to this day, but National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick courageously brings every shocking detail into the light. The result is this unforgettable and riveting account of the horrors of survival at sea.Award-winning performance artist and poet Taylor Mali again brings another exciting and important slice of American history alive.weiterlesen
"One of our country's great adventure stories." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Vivid and compelling....History at its best." (Bookpage)
"A compelling saga of desperation and survival." (School Library Journal)
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