11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Good quick read,
This review is from: The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex (Paperback)
This is an excellent book to take on a plane or read on a day at the beach. At a little over a hundred pages, it can be read in one sitting, yet it's the narrative of an actual event-the ship wreck that inspired the novel, Moby Dick. Best for me was the glossary in the back that explains some of those terms I always read in those old nautical novels, but never understood.