Henry Carlisle (1926-2011) was born in San Francisco. He joined the Navy and served as a midshipman on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. He then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford.
He worked as a book editor for Knopf, moved to Rinehart & Company, and then joined with others to form a short-lived publishing house that specialized in the work of writers from the Western United States. He became a full-time author in 1961.
Carlisle wrote one Historic Naval Fiction novel which is a fictionalised account of the 1842 mutiny aboard the USN Brig Somers.
|The Somers Mutiny
(aka Voyage to the First of December)
|Based on the true story of a midshipman was hanged at sea along with two sailors
AOS Other Nautical Fiction
|The Jonah Man
|A fictionalised biography of Capt. George Pollard of the whaleship Essex