Away Off Shore

Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890
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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Apr 04, 2017
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Product Number: Z100121763
Released: Apr 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525498216
Narrator/s: Scott Brick
Publisher: Books on Tape
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A book about a tiny island with a huge history, from a New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition (May 2016) "For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book." —Russell Baker In his first book of history, Away Off Shore, New York Times-bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm, quaint local traditions, and whaling yarns, Philbrick explores the origins of Nantucket in this comprehensive history. From the English settlers who thought they were purchasing a "Native American ghost town" but actually found a fully realized society, through the rise and fall of the then thriving whaling industry, the story of Nantucket is a truly unique chapter of American history. With a Preface read by the Author

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Author(s): Nathaniel Philbrick
Genre: History
Product Number EB00385078
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101528549