Away Off Shore

Away Off Shore

Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602?1890

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120124
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker

Nantucket is a tiny island with a huge history. In his first book of history, Away Off Shore, New York Times-bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm, quaint local traditions, and whaling yarns, Philbrick explores the origins of Nantucket in this comprehensive history. From the English settlers who thought they were purchasing a “Native American ghost town” but actually found a fully realized society, through the rise and fall of the then thriving whaling industry, the story of Nantucket is a truly unique chapter of American history.

Praise

“Nathaniel Philbrick has written a gem of a book. Away Off Shore is meticulously detailed, filled with fine anecdotes, and a fascinating look at a fascinating place.” —H. G. Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights

Away Off Shore doesn’t recount more of the same heroic stories we’ve all heard about early Nantucketers . . . Instead the author gives us—finally—a human story of real Nantucketers whose actions reflect the times and the hardships they endured trying to make a life on this island centuries ago.” —Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
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