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 - 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.