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Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel PhilbrickLife at a GlanceBorn1956 in Boston, Mass.EducatedLinden Elementary School and Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.; BA in English from Brown University in Providence, RI, and an MA in America Literature from Duke University in Durham, NCSailingPhilbrick was Brown's... show more



Nathaniel PhilbrickLife at a GlanceBorn1956 in Boston, Mass.EducatedLinden Elementary School and Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.; BA in English from Brown University in Providence, RI, and an MA in America Literature from Duke University in Durham, NCSailingPhilbrick was Brown's first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978; that year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, RI; today he and his wife Melissa sail their Beetle Cat Clio and their Tiffany Jane 34 Marie-J in the waters surrounding Nantucket Island.MarriedMelissa Douthart Philbrick, who is an attorney on Nantucket. They have two children: Jennie, 23, and Ethan 20.CareerAfter grad school, Philbrick worked for four years at Sailing World magazine; was a freelancer for a number of years, during which time he wrote/edited several sailing books, including Yaahting: A Parody (1984), for which he was the editor-in-chief; during this time he was also the primary caregiver for his two children. 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. He was offered the opportunity to start the Egan Maritime Foundation in 1995, and in 2000 he published In the Heart of the Sea, followed by Sea of Glory, in 2003, and Mayflower, due in May 2006. Awards and HonorsIn the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award for nonfiction; Revenge of the Whale won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Sea of Glory won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Albion-Monroe Award from the National Maritime Historical Society. Philbrick has also received the Byrne Waterman Award from the Kendall Whaling Museum, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for distinguished service from the USS Constitution Museum, the Nathaniel Bowditch Award from the American Merchant Marine Museum, and the William Bradford Award from the Pilgrim Society.

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Birth date: January 01, 1956
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markk
markk rated it 1 month ago
My latest podcast is up on the New Books Network website! In it I interview Nathaniel Philbrick about his narrative history of the last year of the American Revolution. Enjoy!
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 months ago
This is a good popular history of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Philbrick spends time one the various people and doesn't slur or malign either side. He also focuses quite a bit on non-famous actors and women.
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it 10 months ago
The war for Independence has long been glorified in our history books. However, Nathaniel Philbrick looks through the layers and brings us a untarnished view on the history of the war. George Washington and Benedict Arnold were two men that became legend during the war. While the war raged on, the t...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 2 years ago
3.5 starsI picked up this book because I saw a preview for the film. It looked interesting. The book was more than I was expecting. It's mostly about what happened after the infamous whale attack that brought down the ship. The author does a great job of delivering the facts. Sometimes it's a d...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 2 years ago
Philbrick has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time now, and this new book does not disappoint. This book tells the story of George Washington and Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War up to the point where Arnold turns traitor and escapes to British New York. Philbrick's writ...
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