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Away Off Shore

Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602-1890

Nathaniel Philbrick

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Description

“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.

Customer Reviews

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.

Away Off Shore
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: United States
  • Published: Apr 26, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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