James L. Haley

James Haley is a critically acclaimed historian and biographer. His books have been praised by Publishers Weekly who called PASSIONATE NATION: An Epic History of Texas “Outstanding.” USA Today called his book WOLF: The Lives of Jack London “fascinating,” and The Wall Street Journal said that Haley “surpasses Irving Stone.” 

James L. Haley

Books by James L. Haley

by James L. Haley - Historical Fiction

It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna --- discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected.

by James L. Haley - History, Nonfiction

James L. Haley's CAPTIVE PARADISE is the story of King Kamehameha I, The Conqueror, who unified the islands through terror and bloodshed, but whose dynasty succumbed to inbreeding; of Gilded Age tycoons like Claus Spreckels, who brilliantly outmaneuvered his competitors; of firebrand Lorrin Thurston, who was determined that Hawaii be ruled by whites; and of President McKinley, who presided over the eventual annexation of the islands.