Public Program- Nathaniel Philbrick

Lectures and Performances
Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 7:30pm

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mayflower book coverIn this lecture based on his latest work, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War (Viking, 2006), bestselling author and National Book Award winner, Nathaniel Philbrick explains in riveting detail the startling tale of our country's origins -- the half-century that began in peril, ended in war and contained seeds of everything that would come to define America and its inexorable push west. Philbrick relays the stories beyond the myths of the Pilgrims detailing the dramatic story of first settlement through King Philip's War while weaving an epic tale of human endurance, diplomacy, violence, cowardice, and heroism.

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the acclaimed international bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, which spent over 40 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2000. Philbrick has also written Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition, 1838-42 and Revenge of the Whale, an account of the Essex disaster for young readers. He is founding director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies on Nantucket Island and a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. A champion sailboat racer, he has also written extensively about sailing.

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