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Hello and welcome to my web site! Here you will find a listing of my books, a synopsis of each, and reviews which should aid you in selecting which you will want to read first! Also you will notice there are direct links to the sites where you can actually part with some of your hard-earned money to buy any or all of them! You can also learn more than you probably want to know about me, but there it is!

Have a look about and enjoy! Should you feel moved to, let me know what you think of the site, the books, or maritime history. Just click “Contact Bill White,” right below that handsome chap there on the left! Thanks for stopping by.    MORE

Cover art by noted marine artist Paul Garnett

The 1812 Trilogy:
A Press of Canvas
A Fine Tops'l Breeze
The Evening Gun

Oliver Baldwin Series:
The Greater the Honor
In Pursuit of Glory

Edward Ballantyne Series:
When Fortune Frowns
Gun Bay

Non-Fiction:
“...our flag was still there”

News and Events

My new book Gun Bay - An Edward Ballantyne Novel
is now available! Gun Bay tells the story, in the voice of Lieutenant Edward Ballantyne, of his arrival in Port Royal, Jamaica, having sailed from England following the court martial of the Bounty mutineers. Hurricanes and difficult shipmates, duels and civilian ship masters make life interesting. We learn how a formerly French frigate became HMS Convert and a unit of the Royal Navy, suffer with Edward through the trials and tribulations of manning the ship in Port Royal and be ready in time to lead the convoy to its disastrous ending on Grand Cayman.
Order it today on We are sure you will enjoy it!

Upcoming Speaking Engagements & Book Signings:

  1. I will be speaking at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site (New York) on Thursday 17th July at 7PM. Due to limited seating, the event is limited to 50 souls and must be reserved. Call (845) 446- 2134 to reserve your seat. I don't believe there is a charge for this event, but you likely won't get served any drinks or snacks! The lecture, illustrated, will be on the maritime policies of the Madison Administration during which I will discuss some of the more significant salt water naval battles and their impact on the outcome of the War of 1812.

Watch this site for news of the War of 1812 Bicentennial events. It will continue into 2015, ending with a re-enactment of the Battle of New Orleans in January of that year. We will post events of general interest in this space.