Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid That Reshaped the Right to War

I am pleased to announce that my latest book, Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid That Reshaped the Right to War, is now in stock and available directly from the publisher, Irwin Law.

(I imagine it will also now make its way to Amazon and Chapters etc, in the fulness of time -- but don't believe them if they say "only available in X weeks", because *actually* available now from Irwin. So writes the frustrated author of many books that appear to be less available than they are).

I really enjoyed writing this book -- hundreds of hours in archives turning every stone to figure out what happened on the Niagara River on the night of December 29, 1837.  And then as much time tracing how the diplomatic settlement of the Caroline raid shaped international law on the use of force, and specifically the "inherent right of self-defence".  This isn't going away -- Google "John Bolton" and "Caroline" and "Korea" for the new US National Security Advisor's recent oped in the Wall Street Journal.

So it's an important time to revist this events of 180 years ago. I hope my enthusiasm for this fascinating back-to-the-future tale is captured in the writing and others find the story as rewarding as I did.