This well-researched novel has been hailed as "the true story of Moby Dick." Author Nathaniel Philbrick does a masterful job of delivering the harrowing tale of survival for crew members aboard the ill-fated ship The Essex in 1820. His writing style is so vivid and detailed you almost feel yourself walking the streets of Nantucket and sailing on a whaling ship. The horrific tragedy that struck the crew of Essex borders on the unthinkable, and the manner in which they chose to make the best odds......more
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I was always curious about the word AME. As a kid, I regularly saw various churches bearing the acronym and even visited a few with my grandmother. However, I never knew what the AME stood for, that is, until ten years ago. My sister began dating my soon-to-be brother-in-law and like any responsible, overprotective brother, I had to see if this guy was worthy of my sister. So I took a trip down to Fort Walton Beach, FL. I did not know at the time of my investigation that my now brother-in-law ...
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