The Life and Times of John Paul Jones

The Life and Times of John Paul Jones

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The Life and Times of John Paul Jones by Susan Sales Harkins, William H. Harkins

When we think of bravery at sea, we can't help thinking of John Paul Jones. Numerous times, the enemy outgunned him, but he outthought them and outmaneuvered them. Born in Scotland to servants, going to sea as a young boy was an opportunity to change his place in life—something rarely accomplished in the mid-1700s. From the son of a gardener, he rose to the rank of commodore of the newly established Continental Navy of the United States of America. When he wasn't capturing enemy ships, he was charming the ladies of American and French society. So great was his reputation that Catherine the Great in far-off Russia sent for him to run her navy. Jones's victories made him one of the greatest American heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584155294
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Series: Profiles in American History Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
A Moonlit Victory     7
FYInfo: What Jones Really Said     13
Chapter 2
Childhood Adventures, Troubles, and a Mystery     15
FYInfo: Society-Crossed Lovers     21
Chapter 3
A Revolutionary Sea Captain     23
FYInfo: Providence     29
Chapter 4
In Enemy Waters     31
FYInfo: A Ship's Colors     37
Chapter 5
After the Glory     39
FYInfo: About the Body     43
Chronology     44
Timeline in History     45
Chapter Notes     46
Further Reading     47
For Young Adults     47
Works Consulted     47
On the Internet     47
Index     48

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