Nathaniel Philbrick

Ancestry of
Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea


Who is Nathaniel Philbrick?

Nathaniel Philbrick is an American author and historian. A number of his books have been adapted, or are being adapted, for film and television. Some of his more recent topics have included the Mayflower, Bunker Hill, Custer's Last Stand, and Benedict Arnold.

In 2000 Nathaniel Philbrick won the National Book Award for his book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. The book subsequently inspired a NBC Dateline television special and a PBS two hour American Experience film titled Into the Deep. In 2015 the film In the Heart of the Sea was released in theaters. The story is said to have inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

Famous Kin

Nathaniel Philbrick's family tree includes a number of famous literary kin. These include Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Louis L'Amour, Clarence Day, and ironically Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. He also has a few U.S. Presidential kin including Gerald Ford, Calvin Coolidge, and Richard Nixon.

Nathaniel Philbrick has a number of celebrity kin that includes Christopher Lloyd, Linda Hamilton, Kyra Sedwick, Elisabeth Shue (and her brother Andrew) and James Dean. Being that Nathaniel Philbrick is a historian who has written about events that occurred early in our country's history, it seems only fitting that he has kinships to such historical figures as Nicholas Gilman and Nathaniel Gorham (signers of the U.S. Constitution), and Elbridge Gerry (signer of the Declaration of Independence).

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