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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nov 08, 2011

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An interesting read on the history of whaling in America, specifically Nantucket. The voyage of the Essex is quite the tale and will make you appreciate the dangers involved in a life at sea. I can't help but feel like the whale's revenge was warranted and completely acceptable considering the situation.

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