Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143120124

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About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award; Mayflower, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Bunker Hill, winner of the New England Book Award; Sea of Glory; The Last Stand; Why Read Moby Dick?; and Away Off Shore. He lives in Nantucket. His new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, will be published in May 2016.

Reviews

"Nathaniel Philbrick has written a gem of a book. Away Off Shore is meticulously detailed, filled with fine anecdotes, and a fascinating look at a fascinating place." --H. G. Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights

"Away Off Shore doesn't recount more of the same heroic stories we've all heard about early Nantucketers . . . Instead the author gives us--finally--a human story of real Nantucketers whose actions reflect the times and the hardships they endured trying to make a life on this island centuries ago." --Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
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