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Le Mayflower (French Edition) by Nathaniel Philbrick

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours and the inspiration for the climax of Moby Dick br br With its huge scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white water wake more than forty feet across the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed at least six knots With a tremendous cracking and splintering of oak it struck the ship just beneath the anchor secured at the cat head on the port bow br br i In the Heart of the Sea i brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours and the inspiration for the climax of Moby Dick In a harrowing page turner Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history br br In the ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales Fifteen months later in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific it was repeatedly 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 mile distant coast of South America in three tiny boats During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions the survivors clung to life as one by one they succumbed to hunger thirst disease and fear br br i In the Heart of the Sea i tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever Philbrick interweaves his account of this extraordinary ordeal of ordinary men with a wealth of whale lore and with a brilliantly detailed portrait of the lost unique community of Nantucket whalers Impeccably researched and beautifully told the book delivers the ultimate portrait of man against nature drawing on a remarkable range of archival and modern sources including a long lost account by the ship s cabin boy br br At once a literary companion and a page turner that speaks to the same issues of class race and man s relationship to nature that permeate the works of Melville i In the Heart of the Sea i will endure as a vital work of American history

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

b HOW DID AMERICA BEGIN b br br This simple question launches acclaimed author Nathaniel Philbrick on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth the voyage of the i Mayflower i and the settlement of Plymouth Colony As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying new book the story of the Pilgrims does not end with the First Thanksgiving instead it is a fifty five year epic that is at once tragic and heroic and still carries meaning for us today

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

b The whites want war and we will give it to them Sitting Bull b br br b This is the archetypal story of the American West b Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance Custer s Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination br br Nathaniel Philbrick b brilliantly reconstructs the build up to the Battle of the Little Big Horn through to the final eruption of violence b Two legendary figures dominate the events George Armstrong Custer and Sitting Bull No longer the fresh faced Boy General of the Civil War Custer was now mired in financial professional and political problems A clear and just cause had been replaced by ambiguity and frustration by ill fated efforts at peace treaties treachery and compromises on both sides br br Forced to take to the plains to feed themselves and increasingly outraged by the government s policies towards them the Sioux and Cheyenne became infused with a new sense of collective identity and purpose b Between six and eight thousand people came together in the largest ever gathering of Native Americans If the government should be foolish enough to pursue them they would stand and fight b Sitting Bull was in his mid forties His charisma and political savvy had enabled him to emerge as their leader A vision he received during a Sun Dance of soldiers falling from the sky was widely understood to presage a great victory br br b Nathaniel Philbrick brings vividly to life all those involved from the Oglala Sioux warrior Crazy Horse and Major Marcus Reno who led the first attack to Libby Custer waiting with the other army wives at Fort Lincoln b He evokes too the history geography and haunting beauty of the Great Plains and provides the finest account to date of what happened there and why at the end of June

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution

b Nathaniel Philbrick the bestselling author of i In the Heart of the Sea i and i Mayflower i brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution br b br Boston in is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes After the Boston Tea Party British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord In June however with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists br br Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story He finds new characters and new facets to familiar ones The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on the ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill Others in the cast include Paul Revere Warren s fianc the poet Mercy Scollay a newly recruited George Washington the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control br br With passion and insight Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape geographic and ideological in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust messy blisteringly real origins of America

Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

In this New York Times Notable Book and bestseller 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 that included six sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds who set out to map the Pacific Ocean

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

In September the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington who had never commanded a large force in battle evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army Three weeks later near the Canadian border one of his favorite generals Benedict Arnold miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war Four years later as the book ends Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British After four years of war America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within br br i Valiant Ambition i is a complex controversial and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led Washington s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters

Why Read Moby-Dick?

Moby Dick is perhaps the greatest of the Great American Novels yet its length and esoteric subject matter create an aura of difficulty that too often keeps readers at bay Fortunately one unabashed fan wants passionately to give Melville s masterpiece the broad contemporary audience it deserves In his National Book Award winning bestseller In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick captivatingly unpacked the story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex the real life incident that inspired Melville to write Moby Dick Now he sets his sights on the fiction itself offering a cabin master s tour of a spellbinding novel rich with adventure and history Philbrick skillfully navigates Melville s world and illuminates the book s humor and unforgettable characters finding the thread that binds Ishmael and Ahab to our own time and indeed to all times A perfect match between author and subject Why Read Moby Dick gives us a renewed appreciation of both Melville and the proud seaman s town of Nantucket that Philbrick himself calls home Like Alain de Botton s How Proust Can Change Your Life this remarkable little book will start conversations inspire arguments and best of all bring a new wave of readers to a classic tale waiting to be discovered anew

Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The Sea

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The Mayflower & the Pilgrims' New World

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

The history of Nantucket Island has too often been reduced to a collection of quaint legends and warmed over whaling tales In contrast Nathaniel Philbrick s Away off Shore focuses on the real people great and obscure famous and infamous behind one of America s most extraordinary success stories Nantucket the tiny island that became the whaling capital of the world

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War, Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890, Why Read Moby-Dick?, Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution, Revenge Of The Whale: The True Story Of The Whaleship Essex, Adapted For Young People From In The Heart Of The Sea, The Mayflower & the Pilgrims' New World, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex