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Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds.
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Nathaniel Philbrick is the National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea, Revenge of the Whale, Sea of Glory, and others. Philbrick has won numerous awards for his work, including the Massachusetts Book Award, the Albion-Monroe Award, and the New England Book Award; his book Mayflower was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His book The Last Stand was named an ALA Notable Book and was the basis for a two-hour PBS American Experience film called Custer's Last Stand. A graduate of Duke and Brown Universities, he currently lives in New England.From AudioFile:
This true story captures the essence of human survival against all odds. Taylor Mali presents the story of the whaleship ESSEX, which was sunk in the Pacific in 1820 when an enraged sperm whale they were hunting attacked back with a vengeance. The ship's crew, including 14-year-old Thomas Nickerson, found themselves adrift in three lifeboats in the middle of the ocean. Mali brings this group of hapless Nantucket sailors back to life. Sea chanteys performed by Richard Burbank with accompanying music lend an authentic sound to the setting and presentation. This story, a blend of history and endurance, haunts the listener well after it's through. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Audio Bookshelf, 2005. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110976193205