Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is a historian and broadcaster. His book, Mayflower, about the pilgrims and the settlement of Plymouth Colony was spent twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history. He is author of In the Heart of the Sea: The Epic True Story That Inspired Moby Dick, which won the 2000 National Book Award for Non-Fiction and spent forty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Adventure, 1838-1842, won the 2003 Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize.

Nathaniel Philbrick is the founding director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island, and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. He has lived in Nantucket with his wife and two children since 1986. A champion sailboat racer, he has written extensively about sailing.

Books by Nathaniel Philbrick