Ben Knowlton's Reviews > In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Apr 14, 2009

really liked it
Read in February, 2009

Wow. An incredible true story. I hung on every page waiting to see how this maritime tragedy ended up. Quite depressing at times. The whaling culture is a fascinating piece of our history. It is easy to see why Herman Melville was attracted to this story. It was a lot easier read than Moby Dick, from what I have heard.
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