Books by Sam Willis

THE STRUGGLE FOR SEA POWER by Sam Willis
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A page-turner that delivers an eye-opening history of the American Revolution from a different perspective, as well as surprising details of what Willis maintains was the greatest war of the age of sail."
A history of how the American revolt of 1775 evolved into a worldwide conflict. Read full book review >
IN THE HOUR OF VICTORY by Sam Willis
HISTORY
Released: April 21, 2014

"Willis shares his joy and thorough knowledge of the period, and the letters themselves bring it all to life."
Archaeologist and maritime historian Willis (The Glorious First of June, 2011) asked for a seemingly innocuous document at the British Library while researching one of his books. The treasure that was delivered was bound in velvet and gilt and contained the dispatches from eight of the British Navy's greatest fleet victories fought between 1794 and 1806. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 17, 2010

"Exciting and informative—every detail contributes to a greater understanding of British maritime history."
Willis (Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare, 2008, etc.) follows the adventures of the Temeraire, which played an integral role in British military successes and was the subject of J.M.W. Turner's masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire (1839). Read full book review >