Captain Hale’s Covenant is a family saga about Adam Hale, an American Revolutionary War blockade runner, who, with his sons, builds a fortune in trade with France, England, and Jamaica during the Federal Period (1783–1822), when American captains dominated the seas. The turbulent backdrop is the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic era, featuring Barbary pirates, press gangs, Regency balls, privateers, a slave uprising, duels, the Peninsular Campaign, and pitched naval battles. Thomas E. Crocker’s narrative explores how the family patriarch struggles to achieve a meaningful, personal commitment of civic duty to his country, all the while trying to reconcile evil in the world with an omniscient and loving God. It tells how American’s ventured into the unknown in ships, never knowing if they would come back. It is a story of how every generation struggles. It is the American Experience based on a true story.
Thomas E. Crocker is the author of Braddock's March: How the Man Sent to Seize a Continent Changed American History, which received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from both the New York and the District of Columbia Societies of Colonial Wars. Mr. Crocker is also the author of Empire's Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America. He is a member of the American Revolution Institute Book Prize committee, the Society of the Cincinnati and of the Distinguished Book Prize committee, and of the General Society of Colonial Wars. He is a retired partner at a large U.S. law firm and a former U.S. diplomat.