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In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 1101221577
Release 2001-05-01
Pages 320
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From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

In the Heart of the Sea Young Readers Edition

In the Heart of the Sea  Young Readers Edition Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 9781101998076
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 208
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The New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning In the Heart of the Sea, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, adapted by the author for young readers. On November 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-one-man crew, including the fourteen-year-old cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, found themselves stranded in three leaky boats in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with barely any supplies and little hope. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued 4,500 miles away, off the coast of South America. Of the twenty-one castaways, only eight survived, including young Thomas. Based on his New York Times best-seller In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick recreates the amazing events of the ill-fated Essex through the sailors own first-hand accounts, photos, maps, and artwork, and tells the tale of one of the great true-life adventure stories. "Horrifyingly engrossing." —Kirkus Reviews "A compelling saga of desperation and survival." —School Library Journal

Revenge of the Whale

Revenge of the Whale Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 075692958X
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 164
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This book recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship Essex by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Abridged version of In the Heart of the Sea.

The Essex and the Whale Melville s Leviathan Library and the Birth of Moby Dick

The Essex and the Whale  Melville s Leviathan Library and the Birth of Moby Dick Author R. D. Madison
ISBN-10 9781440850080
Release 2016-03-28
Pages 275
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This fascinating anthology introduces readers to the literary side of Herman Melville's whaling world with an unprecedented collection of the original whaling texts from which Melville drew to create his masterpiece, Moby-Dick. • Offers the full text of Owen Chase's Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex and lengthy excerpts from the texts of Melville's other whaling books, gathered in one handy compendium • Presents an introduction and primary source selection by internationally known Melville scholar R. D. Madison (associate general editor of the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of the Writings of Herman Melville) • Provides readers with a stand-alone coherent picture of whaling lore and the response to the Essex disaster in Melville's time through the selection of primary sources

360 Degrees of Reading

360 Degrees of Reading Author W. E. Poplaski
ISBN-10 9781598583793
Release 2007-08
Pages 456
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What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."

The Delectable Negro

The Delectable Negro Author Vincent Woodard
ISBN-10 9781479849260
Release 2014-06-27
Pages 320
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Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies award presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence. The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of OlaudahEquiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L. Smith’s slave narrative, runaway slave advertisements, and numerous articles from Black newspapers published in the nineteenth century, Woodard traces the racial assumptions, political aspirations, gender codes, and philosophical frameworks that dictated both European and white American arousal towards Black males and hunger for Black male flesh. Woodard uses these texts to unpack how slaves struggled not only against social consumption, but also against endemic mechanisms of starvation and hunger designed to break them. He concludes with an examination of the controversial chain gang oral sex scene in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, suggesting that even at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first century, we are still at a loss for language with which to describe Black male hunger within a plantation culture of consumption.

Sea of Glory

Sea of Glory Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 1440649103
Release 2004-10-26
Pages 480
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"A treasure of a book."—David McCullough A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen—the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has—until now—been relegated to a footnote in the national memory. Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

The Passionate Sailor

The Passionate Sailor Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 0809250187
Release 1986-04
Pages 94
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The Passionate Sailor has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Passionate Sailor also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Passionate Sailor book for free.

Enoch s Voyage

Enoch s Voyage Author Enoch Carter Cloud
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032093976
Release 1994
Pages 381
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The diary of a young man from Ohio recounts his thirty-two months as a sailor aboard the Henry Kneeland out of New Bedford, describes his hardships and adventures, and details his spiritual concerns

The View from the Masthead

The View from the Masthead Author Hester Blum
ISBN-10 9781469606552
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 288
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With long, solitary periods at sea, far from literary and cultural centers, sailors comprise a remarkable population of readers and writers. Although their contributions have been little recognized in literary history, seamen were important figures in the nineteenth-century American literary sphere. In the first book to explore their unique contribution to literary culture, Hester Blum examines the first-person narratives of working sailors, from little-known sea tales to more famous works by Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, and Richard Henry Dana. In their narratives, sailors wrote about how their working lives coexisted with--indeed, mutually drove--their imaginative lives. Even at leisure, they were always on the job site. Blum analyzes seamen's libraries, Barbary captivity narratives, naval memoirs, writings about the Galapagos Islands, Melville's sea vision, and the crisis of death and burial at sea. She argues that the extent of sailors' literacy and the range of their reading were unusual for a laboring class, belying the popular image of Jack Tar as merely a swaggering, profane, or marginal figure. As Blum demonstrates, seamen's narratives propose a method for aligning labor and contemplation that has broader applications for the study of American literature and history.

Getting Out Alive

Getting Out Alive Author Scott B. Williams
ISBN-10 9781569759189
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 296
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Getting Out Alive has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Getting Out Alive also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Getting Out Alive book for free.

Native American Whalemen and the World

Native American Whalemen and the World Author Nancy Shoemaker
ISBN-10 9781469622583
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 320
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In the nineteenth century, nearly all Native American men living along the southern New England coast made their living traveling the world's oceans on whaleships. Many were career whalemen, spending twenty years or more at sea. Their labor invigorated economically depressed reservations with vital income and led to complex and surprising connections with other Indigenous peoples, from the islands of the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean. At home, aboard ship, or around the world, Native American seafarers found themselves in a variety of situations, each with distinct racial expectations about who was "Indian" and how "Indians" behaved. Treated by their white neighbors as degraded dependents incapable of taking care of themselves, Native New Englanders nevertheless rose to positions of command at sea. They thereby complicated myths of exploration and expansion that depicted cultural encounters as the meeting of two peoples, whites and Indians. Highlighting the shifting racial ideologies that shaped the lives of these whalemen, Nancy Shoemaker shows how the category of "Indian" was as fluid as the whalemen were mobile.

The Bounty

The Bounty Author Caroline Alexander
ISBN-10 1440627517
Release 2004-05-25
Pages 512
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More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man’s honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.

Gray s Sporting Journal s Noble Birds and Wily Trout

Gray s Sporting Journal s Noble Birds and Wily Trout Author Will Ryan
ISBN-10 9781493004027
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 336
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A history of hunting and fishing through excerpted documents and as “narrated” by Gray's Sporting Journal columnist Will Ryan.

Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill Author Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN-10 9781101622704
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 416
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The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe) Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren’s fiancé the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape—geographic and ideological—in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.

John Devoy s Catalpa Expedition

John Devoy s Catalpa Expedition Author Philip Fennell
ISBN-10 9780814727836
Release 2006-02-01
Pages 225
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The story of John Devoy’s 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit of freedom. The daily log on board the whaling ship Catalpa begins with the typical recount of a crew intact and a spirit unfettered, but such quiet words deceive the truth of the audacious enterprise that came to be known as one of the most important rescues in Irish American history. John Devoy’s men rescued six Irish political prisoners from the Australian coast, allowing millions of fellow Irishmen and American-Fenians, many of whom secretly financed the dangerous plot, to draw courage from the newly exiled prisoners. Philip Fennell and Marie King tell the story from John Devoy’s own records and the ship's logbooks. John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition includes an introduction by Terry Golway and the personal diaries, letters, and reports from John Devoy and his men.

                Author Αλέξης Σταμάτης
ISBN-10 9789600358100
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 256
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H Αγάπη, grande dame της ελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, βρίσκεται κατάκοιτη στο κρεβάτι της σ’ ένα μεγάλο αρχοντικό στα Μελίσσια. Στον ίδιο χώρο εμφανίζονται ένας μυστηριώδης βοηθός που επιμελείται την αυτοβιογραφία της, τα δύο της παιδιά, ο άντρας της κόρης της και μια παράξενη, γοητευτική κοπέλα. Κάποια στιγμή ένας πίνακας πάνω από το προσκεφάλι της Αγάπης ξυπνάει παλιές πληγές. Τι ζητάει το κάθε πρόσωπο; Ποιες είναι οι κρυφές προθέσεις του; Τι είναι αλήθεια και τι όχι; Πόσο καθορίζει το παρελθόν τη μοίρα των ανθρώπων; Με θεατρική ένταση και μέσα σε συγκρουσιακή συχνά ατμόσφαιρα, η «οικογενειακή γιορτή» εξελίσσεται απρόβλεπτα. Το δωμάτιο της Αγάπης μετατρέπεται σταδιακά από ένα σκηνικό που σιγοβράζει σε ένα θάλαμο που εκρήγνυται. Ένα βιβλίο για τη μνήμη και το πάθος, το τραύμα και την ασθένεια, το «αίμα» της οικογένειας και την ίδια την αφήγησή του.