The White Whale of Privilege

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking Penguin 2000) is an epic adventure of men battling nature to stay alive.  The Essex disaster was the real-life inspiration for Herman Melville’s immortal classic, Moby Dick.  The survivors of the Essex--a Nantucket whaling vessel that sank after being intentionally … Continue reading The White Whale of Privilege