John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography

John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography

by Samuel Eliot Morison
     
 

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Written by the renowned naval historian Samuel Eliot Morison, this Pulitzer prize-winning book is widely recognized as the only authoritative, modern biography of the naval officer frequently referred to as the father of the U.S. Navy. It vividly portrays the illustrious career of John Paul Jones, from his early training at sea in the British West Indian merchant… See more details below

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Written by the renowned naval historian Samuel Eliot Morison, this Pulitzer prize-winning book is widely recognized as the only authoritative, modern biography of the naval officer frequently referred to as the father of the U.S. Navy. It 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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A reprint of one of the best biographies of John Paul Jones ever written. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780870213236
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Series:
Classics of Naval Literature Series
Pages:
300

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Jane Bradford
Morisan's work is not just to be read for information, but for sheer pleasure.
—From the forward by Jane C. Bradford

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