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.
Author: James Spurr
Title: One Sloop and Slow Match
Series: Great Lakes, Great Guns Historical Series
First Published by: Double Edge Press
Date: 18 April 2008