In the Heart of the Sea : The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

by Philbrick, Nathaniel Year Published: 2000 Call number 910 PHI

Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex, which inspired Melville's classic "Moby-Dick," and describes its doomed crew's ninety-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.