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John Paul Jones: Maverick Hero
by Frank Walker
An associate of Benjamin Franklin and hero of the American War of Independence, John Paul Jones was the first captain to sail an American warship under an American flag and was instrumental in the creation of a coordinated naval force for the new republic. Across the Atlantic, the "Scotch Renegade" had a far less enviable reputation, being most commonly remembered as a ...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
(first published April 1st 2007)
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My brother loaned me this book to read. I say loan because he paid over $30.00 for it a few years ago. Mr. Walker covers John Paul Jones's career from his early days in Scotland through his long stay in Paris, France. If I had paid the $30 for the book I would have expected more detail coverage of Jones's sea battles, but since there was no cost to me I still learned a few more things about John Paul. If I had paid the $30 dollars for this book I would have been very disappointed, since there ...more