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Edouard A. Stackpole

Born: Dec 7, 1903

Death: Sep 2, 1993

Birthplace: Nantucket

Nationality: United States

Edouard A. Stackpole

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1903
Date of Death : Sep 2, 1993
Birth Place : Nantucket

Edouard A. Stackpole was an American author. Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, a descendant of a family of whalers, Stackpole graduated from Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He worked for several years as a printer, reporter and editor at newspapers in Nantucket. He 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.' "

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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