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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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May 19, 12

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Read in January, 2008

WAY more exciting than I expected! Philbrick knows how to resurrect history into a living, breathing present, a present filled with tension and full-immersion. If you have any interest in whaling, the age of sail, and shipwrecks, you'll not do better than In the Heart of the Sea. It's very much like the non-fiction version of Moby Dick, made all the more intense for being the real deal.
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message 1: by B0nnie (new)

B0nnie Moby Dick *is* the non-fiction version...


message 2: by Laima (new) - added it

Laima I picked up this book not long ago. It's moving up in my to read pile.


message 3: by Rob (new)

Rob Excellent book. Philbrick is my favorite non-fiction writer.


Starr Daphne This is a great book you have chosen to read. I finished that book it is Great!


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