Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick was born in 1956 in Boston, Mass. He attended Linden Elementary School and Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. and got a BA in English from Brown University in Providence, RI, and an MA in America Literature from Duke University in Durham, NC.
Philbrick 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 Kirby 38 yawl Phebe in the waters surrounding Nantucket Island.

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). After moving to Nantucket in 1986, he became interested in the history of the island.

AOS Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  In the Heart of the Sea The ordeal of the whaleship Essex which inspired 'Moby Dick'
  "Mayflower": A Voyage to War The story of the Pilgrim fathers who set sail on the Mayflower and their bloody battle against the Native Americans.
  Sea of Glory The story of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42

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