The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex: The True Narrative that Inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

The Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex: The True Narrative that Inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

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ISBN-13: 9781510715783
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 893,495
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Owen Chase was the first mate of the whaler Essex , which was rammed and sank by a sperm whale 2,000 miles off the coast of South America on October 28, 1820. His Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex recounts that disaster. Chase passed away in 1869 at the age of seventy-one in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Kenneth Kamler, MD, renowned specialist in survivalist medicine, was named by US World News and Report as one of America’s Best Physicians in 2011 and is the author of Doctor on Everest and Surviving the Extremes. In his career, Kamler has served as explorer-in-residence for the Natural History Museum, a consultant for NASA, and a contributor to National Geographic. He has appeared on CNN, Nightline , Dateline NBC, the Today show, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Kamler lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword Kenneth Kamler, MD v

Acknowledgments to the 2017 edition ix

Owen Chase's Narrative 1

Captain Pollard's Narrative 97

Thomas Chapple's Narrative 105

Note on Melville's Memoranda on Owen Chase 116

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