Nathaniel Philbrick

This historian won a National Book Award for In the Heart of the Sea.

The author of several bestselling books of narrative history, Nathaniel Philbrick (b. 1956) won the National Book Award in Nonfiction for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, which was later adapted into a popular film. Further books include The Last Stand, on the Battle of Little Bighorn, as well as Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition, both on the American Revolution. He lives on Nantucket Island.

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