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The National Book Award-winning author of "In the Heart of the Sea" writes about one of the world's most ambitious voyages of discovery--the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 that included six sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds who set out to map the Pacific Ocean. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick, is a leading authority on the history of Nantucket Island. His In the Heart of the Sea won the National Book Award. His latest book is Sea of Glory, about the epic U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. His other books include Away off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890 (which Russell Baker called "indispensable") and Abram's Eyes: The Native American Legend of Nantucket Island ("a classic of historical truthtelling," according to Stuart Frank, director of the Kendall Whaling Museum). He has written an introduction to a new edition of Joseph Hart's Miriam Coffin, or The Whale Fisherman, a Nantucket novel (first published in 1834) that Melville relied upon for information about the island when writing Moby Dick. Phillbick's Why Read Moby-Dick? was a finalist for the New England Society Book Award.

Philbrick, a champion sailboat racer, has also written extensively about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor (1987) and Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey. He was editor in chief of the classic Yaahting: A Parody (1984).

In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. He has appeared on "NBC Today Weekend", A&E's "Biography" series, and National Public Radio and has served as a consultant for the movie "Moby Dick", shown on the USA Network. He received a bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Arts in American Literature from Duke. He lives on Natucket with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143058830
Subtitle:
America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Read by:
Boutsikaris, Dennis
Read:
Boutsikaris, Dennis
Author:
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20060504
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
6
Dimensions:
5.80x5.40x.81 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360
Age Level:
from 18

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Audio Books » World Affairs
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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