Author Nathaniel Philbrick won the National Book Award in 2000 for his white-knuckled true tale of the Essex, a Nantucket whaleship under the command of Captain George Pollard.
In 1820, while on a multi-year whaling hunt in the South Pacific, a sperm whale rammed the ship with its colossal head—twice. The crew scrambled to retrieve food, water and the navigational equipment essential for finding their way to land. The others drifted helplessly, carrying their desperate cargo; in Pollard’s boat, the men survived by shooting and eating one of their mates.
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