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John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

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John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, "in harm's way." Evan Thomas's minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones's andlt;Iandgt;Bonhomme Richardandlt;/Iandgt; and the British man-of-war andlt;Iandgt;Serapisandlt;/Iandgt; off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel. andlt;BRandgt; Drawing on Jones's correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution — John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson — Thomas's biography teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle, to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones's spirit was classically American.

Synopsis:

This biography of the ruthless, clever and indomitable American hero of the Age of Sailing teaches us that it took fighters as well as high-minded principle to break free of the past and start a new world.

About the Author

Evan Thomas is assistant managing editor of Newsweek. He has won a National Magazine Award and taught writing at Harvard and Princeton. He has written seven books, including New York Times bestselling John Paul Jones.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743258043
Author:
Thomas, Evan
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Admirals
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Admirals -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp b-w insert
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 16.45 oz

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