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Philbrick, Nathaniel

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Works: 94 works in 359 publications in 3 languages and 33,441 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: F68, 973.22
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Most widely held works by Nathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,296 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 )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 4,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1819, the 238-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage to hunt whales. Fifteen months later the Essex was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale. Fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, the 20-man crew set out in three small boats for South America, almost 3,000 miles away. Three months later, only eight were left alive. This book shares a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of the whaling tradition, with deep resonance in literature and American history, and in the life of the Nantucket community. - Back cover
The last stand : Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,901 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,949 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
The Mayflower and the pilgrims' new world by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,596 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 )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,482 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
Bunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,274 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. Boston, Massachusetts 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 19th, 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
Revenge of the whale : the true story of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,873 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 ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,454 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
The last stand Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,401 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
Bunker Hill : a city, a siege, a revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 739 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
In the heart of the sea [the tragedy of the whaleship Essex] by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 544 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
Sea of glory [America's voyage of discovery : the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842] by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Mayflower papers : selected writings of colonial New England by William Bradford ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 445 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 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 404 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 )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 360 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."
Mayflower : a voyage to war by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 288 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
Sea of glory : the epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42 by Nathaniel Philbrick ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The private journal of William Reynolds : United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by William Reynolds ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Private Journal of William Reynolds brings to life the boisterous world traversed by the six vessels than comprised America's first oceangoing voyage of discovery - the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Midshipman William Reynolds describes the harrowing 87,000 mile, four-year circuit of the globe, and relates the story of how the abusive commander of the "Ex. Ex.," Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, gradually lost the support of his crew. With a seaman's understanding and an artist's appreciation for the wild beauty that surrounds him, Reynolds combines meticulous observations with a young man's sense of wonder and, on occasion, terror as he is tossed about by the tremendous seas."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Philbrick, Nat
Philbrick, Nat, 1956-
Philbrick, Nathaniel.
פילבריק, נתנאל. בן־פורת, נעה
Languages
English (225)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
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