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Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex

Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2002

Sometimes the scariest stories are the true ones. After a whale disables their ship, several sailors from Nantucket are trapped at sea in small boats with dwindling food and resources. Readers will cringe at the gruesome decisions the sailors must make to stay alive, but will learn a great deal about the whaling world of the 19th century.

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