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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, July 26, 2007

In the Heart of the Sea

Book #27 on my '07 list was Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.


ItHotS is a historcial account of a Nantucket whaleship and the men who survived for nearly three months at sea after their vessel is sunk by a giant whale. And yes there is cannibalism involved. The story of the Essex inspired Melville's Moby Dick. All in all a very entertaining and interesting read.

Excerpt
CNN review
Nathaniel Philbrick's site

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Anonymous Ed Barber said...

Thanks for the tip. It sounds like a book I would like to read, PLUS a great gift for my son in Santa Moncia. Ed Barber at The Alligator.

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