Nathaniel Philbrick: By the Book - New York Times

Nathaniel Philbrick: By the BookNew York TimesEven before writing “Mayflower,” I'd come to regard William Bradford's “Of Plymouth Plantation” as the fundamental book about the region. My favorite book about Nantucket is the 1835 novel “Miriam Coffin; Or, The Whale-Fishermen,” by Joseph Hart.