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									Nathaniel PhilbrickNathaniel Philbrick
A champion sailboat racer and a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island, Nathaniel Philbrick has entranced landlubbers and seafarers alike with his fascinating explorations of historical shipwrecks.

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Nathaniel Philbrick
Also Known As:
Nat Philbrick
Current Home:
Nantucket, Massachusetts
B.A., Brown University, 1978; M.A., Duke University
National Book Award for Nonfiction for In the Heart of the Sea, 2000; The Revenge of the Whale named Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association, 2002

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								Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Author: 
								Nathaniel Philbrick.

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
by Nathaniel Philbrick
From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea comes the startling story of the Plymouth Colony, from the flight to religious freedom to the war that ravaged New England.

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								Revenge of the Whale, Author: 
								Nathaniel Philbrick.
*  Passionate Sailor (1986)
*  Away Off Shore (1996)
*  Second Wind (1998)
*  Abram's Eyes (1998)
*  In the Heart of the Sea (2000)
*  Revenge of the Whale (2002)
*  Sea of Glory (2003)
*  Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (2006)

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								In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Author: 
								Nathaniel Philbrick.

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
From our editors: "In the stirring climax to Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, the whaleship Pequod is sunk in an epic battle with a giant white whale. Contemporary readers, however, might not realize that Melville's fiction was based on an actual event: the 1821 sinking of the Nantucket whaleship Essex by an enormous sperm whale. Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea details the ill-fated journey of the Essex, illuminating a terrifying drama not included in Moby-Dick -- the fate of the survivors after their ship was sunk."

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