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John Paul Jones: Father of the American Navy

John Paul Jones: Father of the American Navy

by Alison Davis Tibbitts

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Children's Literature
When ordered by a British warship to surrender, John Paul Jones responded with the famous cry, "I have not yet begun to fight!" With determination such as this, Jones established himself as a hero to the fledgling American nation. Enemies considered him a plundering pirate. Born John Paul in Scotland, he left home at the age of 13 and spent most of the remainder of his life at sea. The man whom most consider as the father of the American Navy added "Jones" to his name after several serious encounters with the law. His clever maneuvers and fighting tactics took the Revolutionary War directly to Britain's soil, terrifying citizens and fueling America's drive for independence. Included in this book, which is part of the "Historical American Biographies" series, are a chronology, suggestions for further reading, illustrations and an index. 2002, Enslow Publishers, $20.95. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Christopher Moning AGES: 12 13 14 15 16 17
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Salisbury documents Stanton's life from her childhood in New York, marriage, and motherhood to her work as a writer, lecturer, and reformer. Acquaintances with other famous people of the time are also discussed, including friendships with fellow suffragettes Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott, as well as Stanton's impact on American history. Tibbitts explores the life of the man who uttered the famous phrase, "I have not yet begun to fight!" and his impact on the development of the American Navy. Jones's escapades and sailing tactics are discussed, as well as the debate during his time as to whether he was a pirate or a patriot. Both titles are practical, organized, and well documented, and include widely spaced lines for easier reading. Period maps, reproductions, photographs, and editorial cartoons accompany the texts. Sidebars of people, terms, and events mentioned in the text are included for further definition. Practical additions to school and public library biography collections.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Historical American Biographies Series
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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