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The spring 2014 One Book New Canaan selection is In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The spring 2014 One Book One New Canaan selection is In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. 

 

This page provides resources for more information about the history of Nantucket, and whaling as well as upcoming events.

 

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    Search these databases to find out more about this period in Connecticut history. A New Canaan Library barcode is required. Please ask a reference librarian if you need assistance. 

     

    • New Bedford Whaling Museum Digitized Documents
      A collection of digitized historical documents from New Bedford Whaling museum
    • Connecticut History Online
      A digital collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretive and educational material.
    • Academic Serach Premier
      Magazine, journal and newspaper articles on a wide variety of topics.
    • History Reference Center
      Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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    These links provide additional background information to the history of whaling, and the whaleship Essex.

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    Whaling Museums

    Whaling Museums in Mystic, New Bedford and Nantucket provide visitors with more information on the history of whaling.

     

    Additional Reading

     

    Cover Art
    Leviathan - Eric Jay Dolin
    Call Number: 639.28 D
    ISBN: 0393060578
    Publication Date: 2007-07-02
    Located in the Main Library.

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    The Widow's War - Sally Gunning
    Call Number: FICTION
    ISBN: 0060791578
    Publication Date: 2006-02-07
    Located in the Main Library.

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    The Whiteness of the Whale - David Poyer
    Call Number: FICTION
    ISBN: 1250020565
    Publication Date: 2013-04-02
    Located in the Main Library.

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    Mutiny on the Globe - Thomas Farel Heffernan
    Call Number: 910.45 H
    ISBN: 0393335682
    Publication Date: 2002-06-17
    Located in the Main Library.

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    Demon of the Waters - Gregory Gibson
    Call Number: 910.45 G
    ISBN: 0316299235
    Publication Date: 2002-04-24
    Located in the Main Library.

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    Final Voyage - Peter Nichols
    Call Number: 974.48 N
    ISBN: 039915602X
    Publication Date: 2009-10-15
    Located in the Main Library.

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    The Story of Old Nantucket; a Brief History of the Island and Its People from Its Discovery down to the Present Day - William Francis Macy
    Call Number: 974.49 M
    ISBN: 1165706105
    Publication Date: 2010-09-01
    Located in the Main Library.

     

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    Children's Selections

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    The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed - Frederick, Heather Vogel
    Call Number: JFiction
    ISBN: 0689848692
    Publication Date: 2004
    Available in the Children's Room

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    The Impossible Rescue - Martin W. Sandler
    Call Number: J 979.8 S
    ISBN: 9780763650803
    Publication Date: 2012-09-11
    Available in the Children's Room.

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    Whale Port - Mark Foster; Gerald Foster (Illustrator); Gerald L. Foster (Illustrator)
    Call Number: J 639.28 F
    ISBN: 0618547223
    Publication Date: 2007-09-24
    Available in the Children's Room.

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    The Great Whaleship Disaster Of 1871 - Julie Baker
    Call Number: J 910.91 B
    ISBN: 1599350432
    Publication Date: 2007-05-01
    Available in the Children's Room.

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