Books by James L. Haley

A DARKER SEA by James L. Haley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Another real-enough-to-be-true, rollicking tale from the days of sail and sword."
After bringing his hero, Blivet Putnam, home to Connecticut following his navy career's first action (The Shores of Tripoli, 2016, etc.), Haley promotes him to master commandant to captain the USS Tempest and fight the War of 1812. Read full book review >
THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI by James L. Haley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"With O'Brian's Jack Aubrey having made his last voyage, this early-19th-century sailing series promises to be a worthy successor."
Award-winning historian Haley (Captive Paradise, 2014, etc.) turns to fiction, setting sail with Midshipman Bliven Putnam as the young U.S. Navy confronts Barbary Coast pirates. Read full book review >
CAPTIVE PARADISE by James L. Haley
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A pertinent work of keen understanding of the complex Hawaiian story."
Revisionist, evenhanded look at Hawaiian dynastic tenacity against ceaseless challenges by larger imperialist powers. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 17, 2006

"Haley's highly readable book complements but does not replace Randolph B. Campbell's more idea-driven Gone to Texas (2003), and it nicely updates T.R. Fehrenbach's Lone Star, the standard overview."
Texas history, like just about any other, is marked by misunderstanding and violence—but in Texas, naturally, everything's bigger. Read full book review >