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Title
Nathaniel Philbrick interview, 2000
Creator
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
2000
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Nathaniel Philbrick discusses his book, “In the Heart of the Sea.” He begins by explaining the tragedy of the Essex, a ship that got attacked by a whale, which inspired Herman Melville to write, “Moby Dick.” Philbrick talks about the whaling town of Nantucket, Massachusetts and it's rich history which combined fisherman, merchants, and religious Quakers. He talks about the final voyage of the Essex, what happened during the whale attack, and how the 8 survivors had to live in small boats for months until they were rescued. He describes how never before had an unprovoked whale attacked a ship, and compares the attacking animal of the Essex to Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “The Birds.” Philbrick compares two stories written by survivors of The Essex and describes how the two accounts of the attack differ. He ends the interview by talking about how his dad used to tell him the story of The Essex as a child, and when he moved to Nantucket he was inspired to write an account of the shipwreck.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:44
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/718
Language
English
Subject
Essex (Whaleship)
Shipwrecks - Pacific Ocean
Source
U-matic tape: Date and times on case spine: 5/25; 4:30pm; 7:30pm; 9:30pm. Date on case front cover: 6/5/00. Date on tape: 6/5/00.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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