Nathaniel Philbrick

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Philbrick was Brown’s first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978; that year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, RI; today he and his wife Melissa sail their Beetle Cat Clio and their Tiffany Jane 34 Marie-J in the waters surrounding Nantucket Island.

After grad school, Philbrick worked for four years at Sailing World magazine; was a freelancer for a number of years, during which time he wrote/edited several sailing books, including Yaahting: A Parody (1984), for which he was the editor-in-chief; during this time he was also the primary caregiver for his two children. After moving to Nantucket in 1986, he became interested in the history of the island and wrote Away Off Shore: Nantucket Island and Its People. He was offer
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Coastal Georgia Reads IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

When The National Endowment for the Arts selected In the Heart of the Sea to be part of their NEA Big Read program, it created the opportunity for libraries, community groups, and non-profits across the country to apply for grants to build community-wide programming around my book. That’s just what Golden isles Arts & Humanities in Glynn County, GA, did. Their programming kicks off on Thursday, Fe

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September is non-fiction (open category) month. This is the fifth of our advance polls through September (check your messages...I sent out a broadcast about this to all members). Voting is open until April 15th.

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