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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reissue edition (May 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141001828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141001821
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 206 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Fascinating...One of our country's great adventure stories...when it comes to extremes, In the Heart of the Sea is right there." The Wall Street Journal

"A book that gets in your bones...Philbrick has created an eerie thriller from a centuries old tale....Scrupulously researched and eloquently written...it would have earned Melville's admiration." The New York Times Book Review

 

"Spellbinding." Time

"[Told] with verve and authenticity...a classic tale of the sea." San Francisco Chronicle

"Nathaniel Philbrick has taken one of the most horrifying stories in maritime history and turned it into a classic....One of the most chilling books I have ever read." Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, Valiant Ambition; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket.  

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