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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Jan 29, 2009

it was amazing

I feel the sea swell beneath the keel as I am pushed suddenly toward the low sky, then the rush of a bow wave rolls against the resting ship, a massive creature slams into the hull, and I am rocked off my feet, arms flailing for a secure hold, until my head collides with the planked deck and the skys turns pale, then gray, then black, and I am enveloped by a foreboding silence.
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Andrew Fred,

I read this sailing book a couple of years ago--fascinating info about background of New England sailing stories, including Moby Dick, as I recall....Andy

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