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Philbrick, Nathaniel

Overview
Works: 89 works in 506 publications in 11 languages and 39,052 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  True adventure stories  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: F68, 973.22
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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 )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 5,286 WorldCat member 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
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

81 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,821 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3,807 WorldCat member 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
Sea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,859 WorldCat member 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
Bunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the events of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, tracing the experiences of Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren, a newly recruited George Washington, and British General William Howe
The Mayflower and the pilgrims' new world by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,607 WorldCat member 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
Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,412 WorldCat member 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
Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1776, Washington's army in Brooklyn and New York City faced one of the largest invading forces ever assembled by the British Empire. After suffering a series of devastating defeats, Washington's vulnerable and dejected troops were forced to evacuate the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Three weeks later, however, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite and most talented generals accomplished a tactical miracle by stalling the British advance in a viciously fought naval battle on Lake Champlain. An American defeat would have effectively ended the war, and it was Benedict Arnold who saved his young country from ruin. Moving beyond the storied victories at Trenton and Princeton and the ordeal of the Continental army at Valley Forge, Philbrick shows how the injuries Arnold suffered at the Battle of Saratoga set Washington's greatest fighting general on the road to treason. Arnold was an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians undermined his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. By 1780, he had fled to the enemy after his failed attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. During the same period, Washington came to embrace the full scope of leadership. The book tracks the messy collision of military and political goals and shows how the deep divisions among the American people posed a greater threat to their cause than the British army. In a new country wary of tyrants, Washington's unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enabled him to recognize the war that really mattered. In his treason, Arnold may actually have saved America. By intertwining the stories of Washington and Arnold, Philbrick reveals the dark path America traveled during its revolution. This is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation."--Jacket
Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 1820 sinking of the shaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds
The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philbrick carries readers back to the 1876 battle in Montana mythologized as "Custer's Last Stand." Focusing on the charismatic Sitting Bull and the recklessly brave George Armstrong Custer, Philbrick constructs a narrative of the battle that became the archetypal story of the West
Why read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member 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
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,039 WorldCat member 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
Bunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from citizens to vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to war in the Battle of Bunker Hill
Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within
The Mayflower papers : selected writings of colonial New England by William Bradford( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation (1651), the most comprehensive of all contemporary accounts of settlement in seventeenth century America, to Mary Rowlandson's Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1682), the best known of the Indian captivity narratives to come out of King Philip's War, to Benjamin Church's Entertaining Passages Relating to Philip's War (1716), an eye-opening account from Church's field notes from battle, the rare and fascinating documents gathered in this volume offer vivid glimpses into the experiences of early New England and the beginnings of what would become the United States
The loss of the ship Essex, sunk by a whale by Thomas Nickerson( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member 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."
Why read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 287 WorldCat member 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
Mayflower : a voyage to war by Nathaniel Philbrick( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member 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
Sea of glory : [America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842] by Nathaniel Philbrick( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on journal entries to recount the epic journey of Charles Wilkes and the Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, which led to the discovery of Antarctica and brought America international renown for its endeavors
 
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Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war
Alternative Names
Nathaniel Philbrick Amerikaans schrijver

Nathaniel Philbrick author, scholar

Nathaniel Philbrick écrivain américain

Nathaniel Philbrick scrittore statunitense

Philbrick, Nat

Philbrick, Nat 1956-

Philbrick, Nathaniel.

נתניאל פילבריק

פילבריק, נתנאל 1956-

פילבריק, נתנאל. בן־פורת, נעה

필브릭, 나다니엘

필브릭, 너새니얼

ナサニエル フィルブリック

フィルブリック, ナサニエル

拿塔尼爾‧菲畢里克

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In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship EssexThe last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little BighornSea of glory : America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842The Mayflower and the pilgrims' new worldMayflower : a story of courage, community, and warRevenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship EssexThe last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little BighornWhy read Moby-Dick?