2019/07/15: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

We’ll be discussing: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

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.
302 Pages

Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!

About the Venue
For this month’s book club we’ll be hosting it at the Sacramento Reason Center (http://www.reasoncenter.org/). A price of $1.00 per person is strongly suggested (but don’t let the high price discourage you from attending, we’ll figure out how to pay for everyone attending)

About the Book Club

• We’re glad to have you join us – if you hate the book, love the book, or even didn’t finish the book. If you’re a newcomer, get a head start on the book for next month by looking at the monthly lineup (https://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/messages/boards/thread/51833598#131547202)!

Hosted by Roberto Leibman
From Sacramento Freethinkers, Atheists, & Nonbelievers (FAN)

Reason Center is committed to the promotion of critical thinking and secular values. In partnership with other secular groups and organizations, it hosts knowledgeable and engaging speakers discussing a wide range of related topics.

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