The Whaling City

A History of New London

Book Description

From its beginnings New London's history is bound to the sea. Income from the whaling industry alone was fabulous. Yet the history of this unusual city at the mouth of the Thames, is one of many endeavors. Robert Decker has brought it all together, the pulse, the life, the excitement of a community over 325 years old. Illuminated by more than 150 photographs, documented with detailed reference material, there is high interest for both layman and scholar.

About Decker, Robert Owen

Robert Owen Decker, a transplanted Hoosier who grew up in Indiana, came to Connecticut in 1959. He received his Ph.D. in American History, specialzing in colonial and maritime history of Connecticut, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Decker lives in Rocky Hill.