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Why Read Moby Dick

Why Read Moby Dick

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

The Last Stand

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.

Mayflower

Mayflower

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.

Sea of Glory

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.


In the Heart of the Sea

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.

Away Off Shore

Away Off Shore

Philbrick's first book of history focuses on the real people (great and obscure, famous and infamous) behind one of America's most extraordinary success stories: Nantucket, the tiny island that became the whaling capital of the world.