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- Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War 3,398 copies, 82 reviews
- In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex 3,218 copies, 76 reviews
- Sea of Glory : America's voyage of discovery : The U.S. Exploring… 1,030 copies, 17 reviews
- The Last Stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little… 757 copies, 23 reviews
- Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution 332 copies, 11 reviews
- Why Read Moby-Dick? 255 copies, 17 reviews
- Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex 237 copies, 5 reviews
- The Mayflower & the Pilgrims' New World 74 copies, 1 review
- Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People 63 copies
- The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England (Editor) 28 copies
- Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legacy of Nantucket Island 9 copies
- The Passionate Sailor 4 copies
- Second Wind : A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey 2 copies
- The First Thanksgiving 1 copy, 1 review
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Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.In the Heart of the Sea
by Nathaniel Philbrick
In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fight for survival.
Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents-including a long-lost account written by the ship's cabin boy-and penetrating details about whaling and the Nantucket community to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. An intense and mesmerizing read.
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discusses Sea of Glory : America's voyage of discovery : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
from the publisher's website In 1838, the U.S. government launched the largest discovery voyage the Western world had ever seen-6 sailing vessels and 346 men bound for the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, or Ex. Ex. as it was known, returned with an astounding array of accomplishments and discoveries: 87,000 miles logged, 280 Pacific islands surveyed, 4,000 zoological specimens collected, including 2,000 new species, and the discovery of the continent of Antarctica. And yet at a human level, the project was a disaster-not only had 28 men died and 2 ships been lost, but a series of sensational courts-martial had also ensued that pitted the expedition's controversial leader, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, against almost every officer under his command. Though comparable in importance and breadth of success to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Ex. Ex. has been largely forgotten. Now, the celebrated Nathaniel Philbrick re-creates this chapter of American maritime history in all its triumph and scandal. Like the award-winning In the Heart of the Sea, Sea of Glory combines meticulous history with spellbinding human drama as it circles the globe from the palm-fringed beaches of the South Pacific to the treacherous waters off Antarctica and to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and, finally, to a court-martial aboard a ship of the line anchored off New York City. (timspalding)… (more)
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