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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2003

    Powerful story of history's craziest hero

    This book makes clear that John Paul Jones was a very strange man by any standards: vain, ambitious, social-climbing, cruel BUT at the same time patriotic, selfless and heroically courageous. Indeed, aside maybe from Nelson the world has never seen a braver naval hero. The book is beautifully written and endlessly engaging. Wonderful stuff!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

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    Awesome!!!

    This is a truly wonderful book that dives deep into the life and times of one of America's greatest heroic and historical figures!!!

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    Hard read

    Very interesting for the History of John Paul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2004

    Compelling

    I found this book pulled me in and kept me very interested. I love the vivid descriptions of the battle actions at sea. Jones was a true fighter and patriot. A must read for all history buffs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2003

    Second masterpiece on a great admiral this year!

    This is a good year for navalists and those who study war, combat and leadership. We have this book which can only be described as a masterpiece worthy of a Pulitzer, and we have Joel Hayward's new highly original book (FOR GOD AND GLORY) on Admiral Nelson, the British naval hero, which is worthy of whatever prizes Britain offers. Both books present very real, highly eccentric and slightly - dare I say it - weird fighting sailors. But both books, although different in approach to their subjects, make the same point: that Horatio Nelson and John Paul Jones were able to rise above the constraints of their eras and distinguish themselves as true heroes precisely because they were so psychologically unusual. Evan Thomas's book on John Paul Jones is so sumptuous that your mouth will water as you read the first pages. You'll be hungry - ravenous - to bite into the meat of the book. And you won't be disappointed when you do. This book is so good you'll lie awake thinking about the events of two centuries ago. I have no reason to say this because I am not an American (and no reason to laud the celebrated new Nelson book by Hayward; I am not a Brit). I am Russian. But I know good research and brilliant writing when I see it. And here I certainly do. This is a magnificent effort.

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