Valiant Ambition


A surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.


"Philbrick's deep scholarship, nuanced analysis, and novelistic storytelling add up to another triumph."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

In the Heart of the Sea


The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. Find out more >


"One of our country's greatest adventure stories...when it comes to extreme, In the Heart of the Sea is right there at the edge."

The Wall Street Journal

Bunker Hill


An in-depth look at the bloodiest battle of the Revolution and the blisteringly real origins of America.


"No one has told this tale better."

Publishers Weekly

"Ingenious...A rewarding approach to a well-worn subject."

Kirkus (starred review)

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