Most widely held works about Nathaniel Philbrick
Most widely held works by Nathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,433 libraries worldwide
From the perilous ocean crossing to the shared bounty of the first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim settlement of New England has become enshrined as our most sacred national myth. Yet, as author Philbrick reveals, the true story of the Pilgrims is much more than the well-known tale of piety and sacrifice; it is a 55-year epic. The Mayflower's religious refugees arrived in Plymouth Harbor during a period of crisis for Native Americans, as disease spread by European fishermen devastated their populations. Initially the two groups maintained a fragile working relationship. But within decades, New England erupted into King Philip's War, a savage conflict that nearly wiped out colonists and natives alike, and forever altered the face of the fledgling colonies and the country that would grow from them. Philbrick has fashioned a fresh portrait of the dawn of American history--dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion.--From publisher description.
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,192 libraries worldwide
In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, the unthinkable happened: in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, decided instead to sail their three tiny boats for the distant South American coast. They would eventually travel over 4,500 miles. The next three months tested just how far humans could go in their battle against the sea as, one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease and fear. ... This is a timeless account of the human spirit under extreme duress, but it is also a story about a community and about the kind of men and women who lived in a forbidding, remote island like Nantucket. -- Dust jacket.
The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,604 libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of "Mayflower" sheds new light on one of the iconic stories of the American West, reminding readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations.
The Mayflower and the pilgrims' new world by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,447 libraries worldwide
After a journey across the Atlantic, the Mayflower's passengers were saved from destruction with the help of the natives of the Plymouth region. For fifty years, peace was maintained as Pilgrims and Natives worked together. But that trust was broken with the next generation of leaders, and conflict erupted that nearly wiped out English and natives alike.
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,245 libraries worldwide
In 1838, the U.S. government launched the largest discovery voyage the Western world had ever seen-6 sailing vessels and 346 men bound for the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Four years later, the U.S. Exploring Expedition returned with an astounding array of accomplishments and discoveries: 87,000 miles logged, 280 Pacific islands surveyed, 4,000 zoological specimens collected, including 2,000 new species, and the discovery of the continent of Antarctica. And yet at a human level, the project was a disaster-not only had 28 men died and 2 ships been lost, but a series of sensational courts-martial had also ensued that pitted the expedition's controversial leader, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, against almost every officer under his command. Though comparable in importance and breadth of success to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Ex. Ex. has been largely forgotten. Now, Nathaniel Philbrick re-creates this chapter of American maritime history in all its triumph and scandal. Sea of glory combines meticulous history with spellbinding human drama as it circles the globe from the palm-fringed beaches of the South Pacific to the treacherous waters off Antarctica and to the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and, finally, to a court-martial aboard a ship of the line anchored off New York City.
Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,716 libraries worldwide
Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Adapted from the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."
In the heart of the sea by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 11 languages and held by 648 libraries worldwide
This is the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the inspiration for Melville's great classic, Moby Dick. In 1820, the Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, they clung to life and, one by one, succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear. When eight survivors were retrieved off the coast of Chile, they had sailed almost 4,500 nautical miles across the Pacific.--Container.
The Mayflower papers : selected writings of colonial New England by William Bradford ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Sea of glory [America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship "Essex", thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific, was rammed by an angry sperm whale. The ship sank, leaving 20 crew members floating in three small boats. The incident provided the inspiration for Melville's masterpiece, "Moby Dick". A riveting tale of history and true-life adventure, this classic edition combines first-person narratives of the doomed voyage of the whaleship with every relevant contemporary account.
Revenge of the whale [the true story of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Based on the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."
Mayflower : a voyage to war by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
When English Separatists flee to Holland, Dutch urban life corrupts their children and weakens their families. Convinced that God is leading them to the New World, these devout Pilgrims bravely cross the Atlantic. But after violent storms carry them far north of Hudson's River, they fight icy New England winds to build crude shelters. When half die of starvation and cold that winter, the weakened survivors have little hope of facing the specter of Indian attack.
In the heart of the sea : the epic true story that inspired Moby Dick by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The private journal of William Reynolds : United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by William Reynolds ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Sea of glory : the epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42 by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Sea of glory : the epic South Seas Expedition 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of the Little Big Horn by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Away off shore : Nantucket Island and its people, 1602-1890 by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Moby-Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Een man monstert aan op een walvisvaarder waarvan de kapitein bezeten is van de jacht op een grote witte walvis..
Why read Moby-Dick by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world.
Audiobooks Audiobooks Audiocassettes Bradford, William,--1590-1657 Church, Benjamin,--1639-1718 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Custer, George A.--1839-1876 Dakota Indians Diaries Early works Essex (Ship : 1806) Essex (Whaleship) Ethnological expeditions Ethnology Explorers History Indian captivities Indians of North America Indians of North America--Wars Indian Wars (Dakota : 1876) Juvenile works King Philip's War (1675-1676) Large type books Little Bighorn, Battle of the (Montana : 1876) Massachusetts Massachusetts--Nantucket Island Moby Dick (Melville, Herman) Montana New England Oceania Pacific Ocean Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) Reynolds, William,--1815-1879 Sailors Scientific expeditions Seafaring life Sea stories, American Shipwrecks Shipwreck survival Sitting Bull,--1831-1890 Sperm whale Travel United States United States Exploring Expedition Voyages around the world Whaleboats Whaling Whaling ships Whitman College Wilkes, Charles,--1798-1877
Philbrick, Nat, 1956-
פילבריק, נתנאל. בן־פורת, נעהפילבריק, נתנאל. בן־פורת, נעה
No Linguistic content (1)