The sixth volume in the award-winning series profiling the
American perspective in the Age of Sail, No Sacrifice Too Great, chronicles the swashbuckling adventures of
the Cutler family as the United States takes on Great Britain
in the War of 1812. Richard Cutler and his two
sons, William and James, serve in the US Navy, weak in
number of ships but strong in experience and fighting
spirit. Battles in which the family participates include high
seas drama between Constitution and HMS Guerriere, fleet
engagements on Lake Erie and Lake Champlain, the siege
of Baltimore, and the epic Battle of New Orleans.
William C. Hammond was born in 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. An amateur historian and sailing enthusiast, he is the author of the Cutler Family Chronicles set during the American Revolution. Hammond lives in New Zealand with his wife Sheree.