Some Nathaniel Philbrick…

I had the pleasure of listening to a lecture by Mr. Philbrick in the winter of 2011 at the Mary Washington Great Lives lecture series I so often refer to in these pages. He presented on Custer and Sitting Bull and I remember being captured by the depth of the subject matter and the ease and accessibility with which it was presented to the assembly. Since then I added some of his other books to [...]

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Nantucket’s former glory

Review: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Nathaniel Philbrick. Format: Audio (Unabridged). Props to Audible. Rating (of 5): 3.5

I attended a lecture several weeks back at UMW as a part of their Great Lives series. Mr. Philbrick was presenting on Custer and Sitting Bull. While the lecture was mildly interesting I was much more intrigued by his background as a yachting and sailing writer and in his National [...]

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