John Paul Jones

A Sailor's Biography
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Binding:Paperback
Published:August 30, 1999
By Samuel Eliot Morison (Author)

This book vividly portrays the illustrious career of John Paul Jones, from his early training at sea in the British West Indian merchant trade to his exploits in the newly independent American navy and his appointment as an admiral in the Russian navy and command of a squadron in the Black Sea. With compelling detail and remarkable insight, the dramatic narrative captures Jones's tenacity and fierce dedication and loyalty to his men and country, despite ill treatment and only begrudged recognition from his superiors. Jones's incredible victories at sea form an important part of the book. Morison's description of the battle between Jones's Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis is considered one of the most vivid accounts of a naval battle in the English language.

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  • Paperback : 568 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 30, 1999)
  • ISBN-10: 1557504105
  • ISBN-13: 9781557504104
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 27.2 oz

Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morison wrote many popular and award-winning books on maritime history. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, two Bancroft Prizes, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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