In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired 'Moby Dick' (Film Tie-In)
The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award-winning account of the true events behind "Moby Dick."
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"--and now, its epic adaptation for the screen--will forever place the "Essex "tragedy in the American historical canon.
'Utterly gripping' Daily Telegraph 'Brilliant' The Times 'Superbly readable ... elegantly written ... a compelling study of the infinite human meanings of the sea itself' Guardian 'As gripping as it is grisly ... a cracking narrative, a complex cast of characters and a terrible moral dilemma at its heart' Daily Mail
Nathaniel Philbrick is a historian and broadcaster who has written extensively about sailing. He is director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island, and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. He was a consultant on the movie Moby Dick. He has lived on Nantucket with his wife and two children since 1986.