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 latest book Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill, is due out in late May 2017. This engrossing story written for a YA audience allows readers to experience history from a child’s perspective, and Wendell Minor’s stunning paintings will transport readers back to the early days of the Revolutionary War.