The Wreck of the Whaleship "Essex"

The Wreck of the Whaleship "Essex" : A First-hand Account of One of History's Most Extraordinary Maritime Disasters

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The morning of 20 November 1820 was a doomed one for the "Essex". Over 1000 miles from land, she was sunk, rammed by a sperm whale. Only eight sailors survived the following three months of despair and debilitating exhaustion at sea - Owen Chase was one of these, and this is his journal of shipwreck, camaraderie and cannibalism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 218 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp b&w illustrations
  • 0747274045
  • 9780747274049
  • 1,786,883

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