Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Fiction-Great Lakes Great Guns (1812)

"New" fiction series of naval war if 1812 on the Great Lakes

Sworn for Mackinaw: Book 1
James Spurr
Series: Great Lakes Great Guns Historical Series (Book 1)
Paperback: 431 pages
Publisher: Double Edge Press; 2 edition (August 14, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1938002199

The tall ship Friends Good Will and the War of 1812 on the Great Lakes come to vivid life in this well-researched historical volume by James Spurr. Book 1 Great Lakes, Great Guns Historical Series, Sworn for Mackinaw begins in pre-war Detroit with business and family man Oliver Williams and his brother-in-law, Captain William Lee. Both men stake their futures on a new venture: the fast sailing sloop Friends Good Will. When war erupts it causes tension between friends, strains on blood bonds, and the unforeseen peril of carrying a secret cargo that may change the entire course of history.

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One Sloop and Slow Match: Book 2
James Spurr
Series: Great Lakes Great Guns Historical Series (Book 2)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Double Edge Press; 2 edition (August 14, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1938002175

James Spurr continues the saga of two strong-willed men, related through marriage, bound by friendship, separated by war, as they face the challenge of battle on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. In One Sloop and Slow Match Captain William Lee and Oliver Williams become embroiled in the cauldrons of the greatest battles to ever take place on the inland seas. Join them and a young Master Commandant Perry, initially in command of only tiny gunboats, as the struggle with Great Britain intensifies into a grueling game of wits, bloodshed and perseverance, and Perry rises to become one of our greatest American Heroes. We have met the enemy. . . From the Chicago Massacre to the blockade of U.S. Naval forces at Presque Isle on Lake Erie, James Spurr recreates the action with unerring historical accuracy while conveying the emotion of perilous uncertainty.

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Reflections in the Wake: Book 3
James Spurr
Series: Great Lakes Great Guns Historical Series (Book 3)
Paperback: 378 pages
Publisher: Double Edge Press; 2 edition (August 14, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1938002151

The challenges of war continue long after the last shot is fired. . . . Wary of the very peace he seeks, Captain James Lee struggles with the circumstances of his father's death. Marie LaPointe struggles with her past and fears trusting the future. Oliver Williams embraces his future, but was it bought with the life of his old friend? And Bemose wishes for nothing but the healing of the rift between her adopted son and the son of her flesh. None will find the answers until Friends Good Will gives up her final secret even from the burning timbers of her hull in this final installment of James Spurr's Great Lakes Great Guns Historical Series.

About the Author

James Spurr was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to the Commission for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 because of his in-depth understanding of the subject. He began to share his knowledge in his Great Lakes, Great Guns Historical Series in 2006 before advancing to the First World War with his current writing. James Spurr received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1978, majoring in Philosophy, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State Univ