Public Program- Nathaniel Philbrick

Lectures and Performances
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 - 7:30pm

Nantucket to the World: How a New England Island Inspired America's First Ocean-Going Voyage of Discovery
by Nathaniel Philbrick

Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, book cover
Drawing on his two latest books, In the Heart of the Sea and Sea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the story of how the whale men of Nantucket inspired the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842--the voyage that would bring back the specimens and artifacts that would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution's collections.

Nathaniel Philbrick is author of Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery- The U.S. Exploring Expedition, winner of the 2003 Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize. His previous book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, won the 2000 National Book Award for nonfiction and spent forty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Revenge of the Whale, an account of the Essex disaster for young readers, was named a 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book. Philbrick's writing has also appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal,
Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe.

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