In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little–known documents including a long–lost account written by the ship’s cabin boy to reveal the chilling events surrounding this epic maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea is a monumental work of history forever placing the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon
"The Last Runaway" brings to life the Underground Railroad and illuminates the principles, passions, and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Visit your local library to check out a copy today.