Book Discussion on In the Heart of the Sea

Mr. Philbrick talked about his book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, published by Penguin. The book… read more

Mr. Philbrick talked about his book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, published by Penguin. The book is about the whaling industry in Nantucket, which was the center for the world’s whale oil production in the early 19th century. Mr. Philbrick focused in on the fate of a whaling ship, the Essex, and its crew. The Essex had served as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Mr. Philbrick answered audience questions. close

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Book Discussion on In the Heart of the Sea

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Public Affairs Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 16, 2001
Last Aired:
Dec 23, 2001

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  • Jun 16, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 17, 2001 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 08, 2001 | 3:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2001 | 1:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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