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

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

Nathaniel Philbrick


A ebook a few tiny island with an immense heritage, from a New York instances bestselling writer of the impending ebook, Valiant Ambition (May 2016)

“For every person who loves Nantucket Island this can be the critical book.” —Russell Baker

In his first e-book of historical past, Away Off Shore, New York Times-bestselling writer Nathaniel Philbrick finds the folk and the tales at the back of what used to be the whaling capital of the realm. past its appeal, old fashioned neighborhood traditions, and whaling yarns, Philbrick explores the origins of Nantucket during this entire historical past. From the English settlers who idea they have been deciding to buy a “Native American ghost city” yet truly discovered an absolutely learned society, during the upward thrust and fall of the then thriving whaling undefined, the tale of Nantucket is a really designated bankruptcy of yankee background.

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