Joe O'Loughlin

About Joe O'Loughlin

posted Oct 28, 2020, 10:17 AM by Bruce Rowe   [ updated Oct 28, 2020, 10:22 AM ]

Author Joe O'Loughlin
Joe is an author living close by his beloved Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California. He joined the U.S. Navy as a young man and spent several years at sea in the early 1970’s as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, where he came to love ships and the sea and visited many ports of call. Later, he joined the volunteer crew of the Star of India square sailing ship, and qualified to work aloft as a topman, He loves fiction writing, history, literature, movies and the outdoors.

Gallagher's Prize

posted Oct 28, 2020, 10:16 AM by Bruce Rowe   [ updated Oct 28, 2020, 10:25 AM ]

Gallagher's Prize book cover
At the beginning of the 19th century, British global military power oppressed, outgunned and eventually invaded the young United States of America during the War of 1812.

How did America prevail against such odds? With ships, guns and the fierce desire for freedom that lived in the hearts of American sailors. Many of these men were not even Americans yet. Some came from Ireland, including Jack Gallagher.

Gallagher's Prize begins in southern Ireland when English law breaks up an Irish Catholic family's farmland and a young man longs for the sea. During his many adventures, Jack visits Portsmouth (England), Dublin, Tenerife, Recife, Boston and New Orleans. He learns about square sailing, naval gunnery and ship’s tactics, makes interesting new friends and acquaintances, repairs long-standing enmity with his brother, rescues his family from debt, defeats a powerful and dysfunctional adversary, and experiences sex and love.

More info or to buy Gallagher's Prize on Amazon.


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