A Call to Arms: A Novel

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Naval Institute Press, Oct 22, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Call To Arms is the fourth novel in the award-winning historical / nautical fiction series from William C. Hammond. Along with the other novels in the Cutler Family Chronicles – most recently For Love of Country and The Power and the Glory – it features the epic saga of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts and an ever expanding cast of characters. Among these characters are real historical figures including Capt. Edward Preble, Lt. Stephen Decatur, Lt. Richard Somers, Samuel Coleridge, Bashaw Yusuf Qaramanli, and Adm. Horatio Lord Nelson. Interwoven with these historical characters is a fast-paced and gripping plot that takes the reader from Java in the Dutch East Indies to New England at the start of the nineteenth century, and on to Gibraltar, Tripoli, Malta, Sicily, Alexandria and Cairo. Historic events depicted in the novel have been subjected to intense research and have been vetted by historians.

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Hingham Boston and Portland November 1801May 1802
Boston Massachusetts June 1802July 1803
USS Constitution AugustSeptember 1803
Malta OctoberNovember 1803
Syracuse Sicily November 1803January 1804
Tripoli Harbor February 1804
Off the City of Tripoli August 1804
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Hingham Massachusetts April 1805

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William C. Hammond: is a novelist, literary agent, and business consultant. A lifelong student of history and a sailing enthusiast, he frequently sails on Lake Superior and off the coast of New England. He lives with his family in Minneapolis, MN. His first novel in the Cutler chronicles, A Matter of Honor, was published in 2007.

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