Marginalia: Nathaniel Philbrick

Oct 18, 2018

Historian Nathaniel Philbrick
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Historian Nathaniel Philbrick is not a stranger to the sea. But surprisingly, one of the main characters in his books--George Washington--was. But his prejudice against the sea, according to Philbrick, didn’t inhibit Washington’s naval genius.

Nathaniel Philbrick’s third book in a trilogy about the American Revolution was just released. In The Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown follows the first two works of historical non-fiction, Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition. And Philbrick’s deep dive into the American Revolution took as long as the Revolution itself. I recently spoke with Nathaniel Philbrick about Washington, the hurricanes of 1780, and the war that earned America her freedom.

Here's our conversation:

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In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick was published by Viking.

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