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John Paul Jones, Fighting Sailor (Landmark Books)

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"I have just begun to fight!"

With those ringing words John Paul Jones replied to the British demand for surrender in 1779. And for that defiant stand the "Father of the American Navy" is remembered.

The life story of this great naval hero--a story of American daring and independence, of heroic sacrifices for friends and country--is magnificently told by Armstrong Sperry, a
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Hardcover, Third Printing, 180 pages
Published April 1st 1963 by Random House Trade (first published January 1st 1953)
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Laura Verret
John Paul Jones. What name more staunchly represents true-hearted seamanship? And yet, unfortunately, that name was maligned and disregarded during his entire lifetime…

His Life.

John Paul was the name that was given to him at his birth. “Jones” was the name that he assumed later, after the sailors on his ship mutinied against him and threatened to testify falsely should he bring the issue of their mutiny to trial. Although John was a man of stout heart and great experience – he began his seaman’s
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Marilyn
Jul 08, 2015 Marilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative YA book that was interesting as well. I learned many things about Jones: his Scottish heritage that fed his passion against the British, pirate-like methods against much larger British ships, gentlemanly protocol that was legendary, and his sad death at a young age as a friendless, penniless beggar. He was a fascinating early patriot and this book piqued my interest in a way that makes me want to read more about John Paul Jones.
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Jul 05, 2015 Janice rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 9-12 and above
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I really enjoyed reading this book. Very well written, a good read for anyone who enjoys reading of hero's in history. Especially hero's of the United States. He was fighting for our country even tho our country did not recognize him at that time. Very good book.

My copy of this book has this dust jacket, does not have a ISBN number. It does state in the front that it is the Third Printing. The book itself without the dust jacket is teal in color.
Dawnya
Oct 13, 2015 Dawnya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A well written story, full of figurative language and now we know about hero John Paul Jones! It was a hard read-aloud with all the ship talk, but overall a great read!
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Apr 12, 2011 Scottmangan rated it liked it
read as child, long long ago. Like all the Landmark books, highly romanticized. Still, a good children's point of entry to a slice american history.
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Author and illustrator, he won the Newbery Award in 1941 for Call It Courage.
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