Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in America Literature from Duke University, where he was a James B. Duke Fellow. He was Brown University’s first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978, the same year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, Rhode Island. After working as an editor at Sailing World magazine, he wrote and edited several books about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor, Second Wind, and Yaahting: A Parody.     In 2000, Philbrick published the New York Times bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The book is the basis of the Warner Bros. motion picture Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker, Ben Wishaw, and Tom Holland. The book also inspired a 2001 Dateline special on NBC as well as the 2010 two-hour PBS American Experience film Into the Deep by Ric Burns.   Philbrick’s writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He has appeared on the Today show, The Morning Show, Dateline, PBS’s American Experience, C-SPAN, and NPR. He and his wife live on Nantucket.
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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick | Narrator: Nathaniel Philbrick
Release Date: September 14, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Travels With George…is quintessential Philbrick — a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.”—Boston Globe Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick...
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick | Narrator: Nathaniel Philbrick
Release Date: March 06, 2018
A charming early memoir of midlife by the bestselling author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, recounting his attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won at twenty-two."There had been something elemental and all consuming a...
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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick | Narrator: Nathaniel Philbrick
Release Date: October 20, 2011
A “brilliant and provocative” (The New Yorker) celebration of Melville’s masterpiece—from the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's EyeOne of the greatest American novels ...
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