Bunker Hill


An in-depth look at the bloodiest battle of the Revolution and the blisteringly real origins of America.


"No one has told this tale better."

Publishers Weekly

"Ingenious...A rewarding approach to a well-worn subject."

Kirkus (starred review)

Why Read Moby Dick


The New York Times bestselling author of seagoing epics celebrates an American classic. More >


"This cogent and passionate polemic...will remind fans why they loved the book in the first place, and whet the appetites of trepid potential readers."

Publishers Weekly

The Last Stand


The Last Stand is a mesmerizing account of the archetypal story of the American West, one that continues to haunt our collective imagination. Find out more >


"Nimbly evokes the beautiful but unforgiving landscape that was this theater of war."

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times



The true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound. Find out more >


"One of the 10 Best Books of the Year"

New York Times Book Review

Sea of Glory


America’s first frontier was not the West; it was the sea—and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. Find out more >


"Fascinating and meticulous...[A] wonderful retelling..."

The New York Times Book Review

In the Heart of the Sea


The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. Find out more >


"One of our country's greatest adventure stories...when it comes to extreme, In the Heart of the Sea is right there at the edge."

The Wall Street Journal

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