Away Off Shore
Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890
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A book about a tiny island with a huge history, from a New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming book, Valiant Ambition (May 2016)
“For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Away off shore
This is a wonderfully written history. The descriptions of the people who developed and changed our island from 1660 to today provide a great base for understanding the island and our people today. For anyone who spends time on Nantucket this is well worth reading
Excellent history of Nantucket
Great book, very detailed and well written. If you've been to Nantucket or are thinking of going.. and enjoy your history reads... get this book, you'll enjoy the island that much more. I've read several of Nathaniel Philbrick's books and have enjoyed them all, he keeps you involved with his attention to detail.