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Book Thoughts rated it 7 months ago
Nathaniel Philbrick is one of my favorite historians and this book was another solid effort by the author. This story looks at the path to Yorktown and the end of the Revolutionary War. I have not read a great deal about this specific event, but from what I do know, there does not seem to be much th...
markk rated it 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 4 years ago
by Nathaniel Philbrick Non-fiction This is a seafaring story based on the records of a real whaling ship, The Essex, which was the basis of the story Moby Dick. It's about a ship that actually was attacked by a whale, as recorded in the ship's log and private notes written by a cabin boy. My f...
Peregrinations rated it 4 years ago
My Shakespeare buddies recommended this one and when it turned up as a daily deal, I snapped it up. It is well-written and, except for the fact that he can't pronounced some of the local town names, well narrated. I am going to have to re-read it so that more of the story can sink in. Thank goodne...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 4 years ago
In the Heart of the Sea is a true story about the Essex, a Nantucket whaling ship and its tragic encounter with an angry, revenge-seeking sperm whale. Since the movie was recently being released, my friend Eva and I decided to do a buddy read together. I'll admit I was impressed with the amount of r...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 4 years ago
3.5 StarsThis was so sad. It could have been four-stars, but I don’t think Scott Brick has the right voice to narrate this book. His voice made it sound like he was reading a financial statement instead of a true story about a horrific event. I broke my own rule by seeing the movie before reading th...
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