Samuel Hawley

                   

SAMUEL HAWLEY

www.samuelhawley.com

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LAND SPEED RECORD

IMJIN WAR

PERCY WILLIAMS

TOPSY THE ELEPHANT

GEORGE FOULK


Samuel Hawley is a writer. His books are highly eclectic. He has written about 16th-century East Asian history, 19th-century Korean-American relations, Olympic sprinting and land speed racing and a circus elephant named Topsy who was electrocuted in 1903. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

FORTHCOMING


Jan. 6, 2017

I'm currently working on a follow-up book to Speed Duel (2010).
It's the authorized biography of land speed legend Craig Breedlove, tentatively to be titled "SPIRIT OF AMERICA: THE CRAIG BREEDLOVE STORY. A Life in Land Speed Racing, the World's Most Dangerous Game." Craig sounded me out about writing it a few years ago and I've now decided to take the plunge. I've done many hours of interviews with Craig since May 2016 (lots of never-before-told stories!) and spent several days with him in October at his place in Rio Vista, California. Stayed tuned! SPIRIT OF AMERICA is going to be an exciting story. And Craig--who turns 80 in March--hasn't even finished living it yet!

Craig Breedlove Spirit of America
Craig Breedlove, at his Rio VIsta, CA shop, with his original Spirit of America racer (Oct. 2016)

Craig Breedlove Samuel Hawley
Land speed legend Craig Breedlove with author Samuel Hawley (Oct. 2016)