In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221570

Category: History

Page: 320

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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. 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, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

Into the Heart of the Sea

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Author: James Mori

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462097243

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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An historical saga of families who send adventurous sons and a daughter to fight in the wars of Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. Brothers forced off the family farm find new lives and battles in the New World. An old man on his death bed tells his son he didn't his duty. A captain and a nurse wait for a defining moment as a missile approaches their ship. An Israeli spy finds peace and solace only in the soil of the Promised Land. Disputes of dominion and sovereignty of the land and sea can only be settled by armed conflict. And the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

Heart Of The Sea

Number 3 in series

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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748110941

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Darcy Gallagher has always believed in fate, the magic of legend... and the power of money. Working all hours in the family pub, she can't help dreaming of a man who could sweep her away into a world of luxury and adventure. But she knows better than to expect lasting love from wealthy businessman Trevor Magee. Trevor has arrived in the picturesque village of Ardmore to build a theatre, and uncover the secrets of his family's past. Darcy and Trevor are drawn to each other, but neither is convinced they've found the one. But Ardmore has a way of weaving its magic, and the forces of destiny can only be resisted for so long...

Near to the Heart of God

Meditations on 366 Best-Loved Hymns

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Author: Robert J. Morgan

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800733959

Category: Music

Page: 381

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The bestselling hymn historian of Then Sings My Soul presents a 365-day devotional focused on best-loved hymns of the faith.

With the Heart of a King

Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the Fight for a Nation's Soul and Crown

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Author: Benton Rain Patterson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466858842

Category: History

Page: 352

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Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and thwart Philip's ambitions. Philip had been king of England while married to Elizabeth's half-sister, Bloody Mary Tudor, a devout Catholic. After Mary's untimely death, he courted Elizabeth, the new queen, and proposed marriage to her, hoping to build a permanent alliance between his country and hers and return England to the Catholic fold. Lukewarm to the Spanish alliance and resolute against a counterreformation, Elizabeth declined his proposal. When under her guidance England's maritime power grew to challenge Spain's rule of the sea and threaten its rich commerce, Philip became obsessed with the idea of a conquest of England and the restoration of Catholicism there, by fire and sword. Elizabeth—bold, brilliant, defiantly Protestant—became his worst enemy. In 1586 Philip began assembling the mighty Spanish Armada, and in May 1588 it sailed from Lisbon. With superior seamanship and strategies, Elizabeth's navy defeated and drove off the Spanish fleet. Forced to retreat around the northern coast of Ireland and Scotland, Philip's ships ran into violent storms that wreaked havoc. It was the rivalry's climactic event.

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World

A Novel

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Author: Sabina Berman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 142997432X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family's failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea. Despite how far she's come, Karen remains defined by the things she can't do—until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family's fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.

The Mother of the Lord

Volume 1: The Lady in the Temple

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Author: Margaret Barker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567489906

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.

Youth, Heart of Darkness, The End of the Tether

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Author: Joseph Conrad,Owen Knowles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521197996

Category: History

Page: 475

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'Youth', Heart of Darkness and 'The End of the Tether' make up Conrad's most celebrated collection of short narratives. Heart of Darkness forms its sombre centrepiece: set in the Congo of the 1890s, this haunting and widely influential Modernist masterpiece explores the limits of human experience as well as the nightmarish realities and consequences of imperialism. The Cambridge edition presents this trio of stories and Conrad's preface to the collection in forms more authoritative than any so far published. The introduction situates the stories in Conrad's publishing career, traces their sources and surveys contemporary reception. The edition includes detailed explanatory and contextual notes, a glossary of nautical terms, maps and illustrations. A textual essay and comprehensive apparatus reveal the history of each story's composition, revision and publication. This volume will allow scholars to see these familiar stories in a fresh light, by returning to Conrad's original texts.