Nathaniel Philbrick moved to Nantucket in 1986. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In the Heart of the Sea (National Book Award); Mayflower (Pulitzer Prize finalist); Bunker Hill (New England Book Award); and most recently Valiant Ambition. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Smithsonian magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Wall 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.
Nat's memoir, Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, An Island, and the Voyage that Brought a Family Together will be reissued in March 2018.