10 Facts About Nathaniel Philbrick


Nathaniel Philbrick was born on June 11,1956 and is an American author of history, winner of the National Book Award, and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.


Nathaniel Philbrick was born on June 11,1956, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Marianne and Thomas Philbrick, an English professor.


Nathaniel Philbrick grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has lived in Nantucket, Massachusetts since 1986.


Nathaniel Philbrick is a leading authority on the history of the island of Nantucket.


Nathaniel Philbrick attended Linden Elementary School and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Nathaniel Philbrick earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in American literature from Duke University where he was a James B Duke Fellow.


Nathaniel Philbrick was Brown University's first Intercollegiate All-American sailor in 1978, the same year he won the Sunfish North Americans in Barrington, Rhode Island.


Nathaniel Philbrick then worked as a freelancer for a number of years, during which time he was the primary caregiver for his two children while writing and editing several books about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor, Second Wind, and Yaahting: A Parody.


In 1986, Nathaniel Philbrick moved to Nantucket with his wife Melissa and their two children.


Nathaniel Philbrick is the founding director of Nantucket's Egan Maritime Institute and is a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association.