Edouard A. Stackpole (December 7, 1903–September 2, 1993) 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.’ “