Edouard A. Stackpole

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Edouard A. Stackpole (December 7, 1903–September 2, 1993)[1] was an American author and descendant of a family of whalers. Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, he graduated from Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He worked for several years as a printer, reporter and editor at newspapers in Nantucket.

Stackpole was curator of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut., from 1951 to 1966. He published 28 books and monographs, largely about whaling and the history of Nantucket.

In a review of the book in The New York Times, Orville Prescott wrote, "Everything about whaling that Herman Melville couldn't cram into 'Moby-Dick' is now crammed into 'The Sea Hunters.' "

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  • 1931 Smuggler's Luck
  • 1932 You Fight for Treasure!
  • 1935 Madagascar Jack
  • 1937 Privateer Ahoy!
  • 1939 Mutiny at Midnight
  • 1946 The Robbery of The Nantucket Bank: An Island Mystery of 150 Years Ago. Published by Inquirer and Mirror April, 1946
  • 1949 Rambling Through the Streets and Lanes of Nantucket
  • 1950 William Rotch (1734–1828) of Nantucket
  • 1953 The Sea Hunters
  • 1954 Captain Prescott and the Opium Smuggle
  • 1954 The wreck of the Steamer San Francisco
  • 1955 The Voyage of the Huron and the Huntress
  • 1958 Dead Man's Gold
  • 1958 Scrimshaw at Mystic Seaport
  • 1959 Small Craft at Mystic Seaport
  • 1962 The Loss of the Essex
  • 1962 Those in Peril on the Sea
  • 1963 Nantucket Rebel
  • 1964 Figureheads & Ship Carvings at Mystic Seaport
  • 1967 The Charles W. Morgan
  • 1968 The Old Nantucket Gaol
  • 1972 Whales & Destiny
  • 1973 Nantucket in Color
  • 1974 Nantucket Doorways

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