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Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war / by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Philbrick, Nathaniel, (author.). Guidall, George. (Narrator).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library CDS 973.22 Philbrick Nathaniel (Text) 25545203 Adult Audiobook CD Checked out 11/09/2021
Anderson - Pendleton Branch CDS 973.22 Philbrick Nathaniel (Text) 27463975 Adult Audiobook CD Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 973.22 PHI (Text) 0530010317895 Adult Audiobook Available -
Florence - Main Library BCD 973.2 Philbrick (Text) 33172003835525 Adult Books on CD Available -
York - Fort Mill Branch 973.2 PHILBRICK (Text) 33205008112993 Adult Books On CD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419390031
  • ISBN: 9781419390036
  • ISBN: 0143058754
  • ISBN: 9780143058755
  • Physical Description: 11 sound discs (12 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books/Penguin Audio, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
In container (17 cm.).
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by George Guidall.
Summary, etc.:
When English Separatists flee to Holland, Dutch urban life corrupts their children and weakens their families. Convinced that God is leading them to the New World, these devout Pilgrims bravely cross the Atlantic. But after violent storms carry them far north of Hudson's River, they fight icy New England winds to build crude shelters. When half die of starvation and cold that winter, the weakened survivors have little hope of facing the specter of Indian attack.
Subject: Bradford, William, 1590-1657.
Church, Benjamin, 1639-1718.
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) > Sound recordings.
Indians of North America > Wars > 1600-1750 > Sound recordings.
Massachusetts > History > New Plymouth, 1620-1691 > Sound recordings.
Topic Heading: Audiobooks (Non-Fiction)
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Nathaniel Philbrick grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in America Literature from Duke University, where he was a James B. Duke Fellow. He was Brown University’s first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978, the same year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, RI. After working as an editor atSailing World magazine, he wrote and edited several books about sailing, includingThe Passionate Sailor, Second Wind, and Yaahting: A Parody.

In 1986, Philbrick moved to Nantucket with his wife Melissa and their two children. In 1994, he published his first book about the island’s history,Away Off Shore, followed by a study of the Nantucket’s native legacy, Abram’s Eyes. He was the founding director of Nantucket’s Egan Maritime Institute and is still a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association.

In 2000, Philbrick published the New York Times bestseller In the Heart of the Sea,which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The book is the basis of the forthcoming Warner Bros. motion picture Heart of the Sea,” directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker, Ben Wishaw, and Tom Holland, which is scheduled for release in March, 2015. The book also inspired a 2001 Dateline special on NBC as well as the 2010 two-hour PBS American Experience film Into the Deep” by Ric Burns.

His next book was Sea of Glory, published in 2003, which won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize and the Albion-Monroe Award from the National Maritime Historical Society. The New York Times BestsellerMayflower was a finalist for both the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History and theLos Angeles Times Book Award, won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction, and was named one the ten Best Books of 2006 by theNew York Times Book Review. Mayflower is currently in development as a limited series on FX.

In 2010, he published the New York Times bestseller The Last Stand, which was named aNew York Times Notable book, a 2010 Montana Book Award Honor Book, and a 2011 ALA Notable Book. Philbrick was an on-camera consultant to the two-hour PBS American Experience film Custer’s Last Stand” by Stephen Ives. The book is currently being adapted for a ten-hour, multi-part television series. The audio book for Philbrick’s Why Read Moby-Dick? (2011) made the ALA's Listen List in 2012 and was a finalist for the New England Society Book Award.

Philbrick’s latest New York Times bestseller, Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution, was published in 2013 and was awarded both the 2013 New England Book Award for Non-Fiction and the 2014 New England Society Book Award.Bunker Hill won the 2014 book award from the Society of Colonial Wars, and has been optioned by Warner Bros. for feature film adaptation with Ben Affleck attached to direct.

Philbrick has also received the Byrne Waterman Award from the Kendall Whaling Museum, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for distinguished service from the USS Constitution Museum, the Nathaniel Bowditch Award from the American Merchant Marine Museum, the William Bradford Award from the Pilgrim Society, and the Boston History Award from the Bostonian Society. He was named the 2011 Cushing Orator by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and has an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where he delivered the commencement address in 2009.

Philbrick’s writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times Book Review, theWall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. He has appeared on the Today Show, the Morning Show, Dateline, PBS’s American Experience, C-SPAN, and NPR.


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