Free copies of In the Heart of the Sea and event schedules are available at Gould and Camden Center libraries.
Brotherhood and Inequality in Perilous Occupations
presented by Dr. Roscoe Scarborough
Left Behind: Women an Whaling in the 19th Century
presented by Dr. Lisa Vandenbossche
Whaling and Industrialization in 19th Century America
presented by Dr. Hector Montford
a presentation by Coastal students in Dr. Rebecca Sharpe's class
The Psychology of Survival
a talk by Dr. Aurora Ramos Nuñez and Dr. Neda Moinolmolki
Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea is “one of the most chilling books I have ever read,” writes Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm. Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction and on The New York Times bestseller list for 40 weeks, this “spellbinding” (Time) “page turner” (The New York Times) tells the true story of the 19th-century whaleship Essex out of Nantucket that got rammed by one of the largest whales anyone had ever seen, the whale that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
But the story doesn’t end there. The ship sank, sending the crewmembers adrift for months as they faced storms, starvation, and disease.
Award-winning author of more than ten books, Philbrick “has created an eerie thriller from a centuries old tale… Scrupulously researched and eloquently written, In the Heart of the Sea is a masterpiece of maritime history,” writes The New York Times. “It gets into your bones.”