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Nathaniel Philbrick was born in Boston Massachusetts on June 11, 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Brown University and a master's degree in American literature from Duke University. In 1978, he was Brown University's first Intercollegiate All-American sailor and he won the mostrar mais Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, Rhode Island. After graduate school, he worked for four years at Sailing World magazine. Afterward, he worked as a freelancer for a number of years and wrote/edited several sailing books including Yachting: A Parody. After moving to Nantucket in 1986, he became interested in the history of the island and wrote Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People. In 2000 he published In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. A motion picture of the book was released in December 2015. His other books include Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition; Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War; The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn; Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution; Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, and In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Nathaniel Philbrick

Why Read Moby-Dick? (2011) 521 cópias

Associated Works

Moby Dick (1851) — Introdução, algumas edições35,492 cópias
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições5,053 cópias
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2004 (2004) — Author "Young Ambition: Charles Wilkes' Antarctic Adventure" — 5 cópias
Hebbes 1 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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Some interesting details about Washington’s journey. Particularly enjoyed the Banneker/Jefferson interaction, which was not part of the journey…. And a few Washington quotes that seemed they could have been written now. Philbrick’s irresponsible attitude towards his dog irritated me a bit. I love my dog and when I can, I let him run free, but , both for his own safety and the peace of mind of other people, who may not know collies are harmless( or at least my collie is) I don’t let him run free everywhere and anywhere. I know he was trying to add cute color to the book, but for me, that part fell flat… (mais)
cspiwak | outras 11 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
I didn’t know much about the mayflower and colonial New England. It is hard to read, as so much of it is about the native Americans being slaughtered, sold into slavery and dispossessed. Philbrick obviously has some desire to redeem the pilgrims and manages to present a few good portraits
cspiwak | outras 124 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
A taut thriller bringing to life the story of the Essex and its crew. Rammed by a whale, the crew must make to land (safe land, not cannibal land) in small boats.
ben_r47 | outras 166 resenhas | Feb 22, 2024 |



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