Away Off Shore|Nathaniel Philbrick
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 the New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Ambition and In the Hurricane's Eye.

"For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book." --Russell Baker

In his first book of history, 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.


  • ISBN-13: 9780143120124
  • ISBN-10: 0143120123
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds
  • Page Count: 352
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP