The book Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812, edited by Dr Tim
Voelcker, concerns the game changing engagement between the HMS Shannon,
commanded by Captain Philip Broke of Broke Hall, Nacton and the USS
Chesapeake, commanded by Captain Lawrence. This event is discussed by
leading experts from British, American and Canadian perspectives within the
context of the War of 1812. They look at the battle itself, as well as Broke
as a gunnery expert, Arctic explorer, husband, medical miracle and Ipswich
School boy, with additional chapters on the music and caricatures generated
at the time and much more.
This important work on our local hero is a credit to the editor, who has
brought together a varied, knowledgeable group of writers and given us a
readable but serious work.
The book is published by Seaforth Publishing at £19.99, but can be
purchased at a special 'direct from the author' price of £15. If you
wish it can be signed by Dr Tim Voelcker, the editor and part-author. Orders
may be made, either by post with cheque payable to Tim Voelcker and sent to
him at: The Old Rectory, Bucklesham, Ipswich IP10 0DX, or by emailing your
order to: firstname.lastname@example.org (payable by Paypal). Please include your
name, address and a contact telephone number with your order. Local
collection in Ipswich can be arranged or add £3 for postage.
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