Nathaniel Philbrick

Philbrick Talk — Unitarian Church

(12.12) Author Nathaniel Philbrick, Brown class of ’78, will be in town Thursday evening to discuss his latest book, “In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.” From the Washington Post: Philbrick is a master of narrative, and he does not disappoint as he provides a meticulous and often …

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A Conversation With Nathaniel Philbrick Wednesday

Nathaniel Philbrick’s compelling account of the Pilgrims’ first desperate year in Plymouth and the pressures back home that inspired such an ill-conceived venture is interesting enough, but the story in Mayflower continues through to King Philip’s War, a conflict that consumed all of Rhode Island and nearly wiped Providence off the map. The author, a …

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Um, We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

If you like books but hate reading, then check out the latest from the History Channel.  They are now running an excellent show Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower.  Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s excellent ‘Mayflower’ (he is one of the talking heads) as well as other sources, this production takes you back to …

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