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John Paul Jones This Book 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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  • Paperback
  • 534 pages
  • John Paul Jones
  • Samuel Eliot Morison
  • English
  • 16 July 2017
  • 1557504105

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  1. says:

    John Paul Jones, the father of the U.S Navy could also be known as the first social media celebrity through the medium of the day, ballads, and with his rousing quote I have not yet begun to fight The author has a clear and engaging style and I particularly enjoyed the first part of the book which made colonial America, with the broad acceptance of slavery, the importance of connections in getting ahead and references to many of the founding fathers and people new to me such as Phillis Wh John Paul Jones, the father of the U.S Navy could also be known as the first social media celebrity through the medium of the day, ballads, and with his rousing quote I have not yet begun to fight The author has a clear and engaging style and I particularly enjoyed the first part of the book which made colonial America, with...


  2. says:

    JOHN PAUL JONES 1959 Samuel Eliot Morison Morison 1887 1976 was a consummate writer and historian of most things naval In additiion to winning a Pulitzer Prize for this history, he also won one for his biography of Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, 1942 In this work, he manages to outline the career of Jones, one of thedubious heroes in American history Jones 1747 1...


  3. says:

    For anyone looking for a thorough, detailed and unvarnished biography of the man known today as the father of the U.S Navy this must be the quintessential volume Born in poverty to a Scottish estate gardener in 1747 and christened John Paul, he later added Jones as a surname to facilitate his legal entry into America after an unfortunate adventure in the Caribbean An avid patriot and supporter of the American revolution he became a mythical figure as a naval strategist He was hated by the Br For anyone looking for a thorough, detailed and unvarnished biography of the man known today as the father of the U.S Navy this must be the quintessential volume Born in poverty to a Scottish estate gardener in 1747 and christened John...


  4. says:

    The Book Report Rear Admiral Morison, USNR, was also a professor of American History at Harvard back when that meant something His reconsideration of the life of Scottish naval hero John Paul Jones did much to strip away false and misleading stories accreted around the American Revolution s most famous navy man, and issuer of the famously defiant I have not yet begun to fight, which has ensured his place in the American Pantheon of Heroes What emerges is not quite a modern warts and all dim The Book Report Rear Admiral Morison, USNR, was also a professor of American History at Harvard back when that meant something His reconsideration of the life of Scottish naval hero John Paul Jones did much to strip away false and misleading stories accreted around the American Revolution s most famous navy man, and issuer of the famously defiant I have not yet begun to fight, which has ensured his place in the American Pantheon of Heroes What emerges is not quite a modern warts and all diminishment of Jones, but a close cousin to it Jones s many character flaws are not shied away from, nor are they glorified in any way They re merely reported, and even commented upon, as the inevitable consequence of heroes being humans first.My Review Informative Precise Very well handled in its absence of hero worship or iconoclasm.Breat...


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    Father turned me on to Samuel Eliot Morison during high school, he having read the author himself in college and having served with the Signal Corps shipboard in both theatres covered by the historian in his series on naval actions during the war John Paul Jones I d heard about much earlier, he being a saint of the American secular religion inculcated into us during elementary school.This biography is both fun and an easy read Morison seamlessly gives such background information as on the hist Father turned me on to Samuel Eliot Morison during high school, he having read the author himself in college and having served with the Signal Corps shipboard in both theatres covered by the historian in his series on naval actions during the war John Paul Jones I d heard about much earlier, he being a saint of the American secular religion inculcated into us during elementary school.This biography is both fun and an easy read Morison seamlessly gives such background information as on the history of the formation of the U.S Navy and as regards the payment of crews and commanders as is required to understand the subject of the biography In discussing Jones, Morison adduces countless tales, many of a personal nature, that I d never encountered previously.For instance, not only did he raid British shores, but in one case, while his crew was politely robbing the country estate of a Lord, he fell i...


  6. says:

    This is an excellent biography that does not glamorize the life of his subject not of those around him I find his human descriptions very reasonable and realistic He calls out the many fables that have been told about John Paul Jones I learned much about JPJ that made me feel sorry for him but also understand that he was the author of his own fate in many ways It is a shame that he was a one shot wonder and that his abilities were never given their full potential It is also a shame that so This is an excellent biography that does not glamorize the life of his subject not of those around him I find his human descriptions very reasonable and realistic He calls out the many fables that have been told about John Paul Jones I learned much about JPJ that made me feel sorry for him but also understand that he was the author of his own fate in many ways It is a shame that he was a one shot wonder and that his abilities were never given their full potential It is also a shame that so many jealous competitors and contemporaries connived and schemed to undue his real worth If he were a bitpersonable, humble, perhaps he could have avoided some of his ill fate We will never know I was made aware of the many machinations on the part of government and professi...


  7. says:

    One of the greatest biographies ever written


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  9. says:

    John Paul Jones is a name that is part of American mythology As an officer in the Continental Navy, he became the new country s greatest naval hero Yet he often complained, was impatient with supervisors, and was haughty toward his peers and a tyrant among his crews He prided himself on defending the violated rights of mankind , yet after the American Revolution he went on a venture battling the Turks in the service of the Russian Tsar He was in many ways a paradox and his idiosyncrasies ma John Paul Jones is a name that is part of American mythology As an officer in the Continental Navy, he became the new country s greatest naval hero Yet he often complained, was impatient with supervisors, and was haughty toward his peers and a tyrant among his crews He prided himself on defending the violated rights of mankind , yet after the American Revolution he went on a venture battling the Turks in the service of the Russian Tsar He was in many ways a paradox and his idiosyncrasies made him one of the most fascinating figures in all American history.Samuel Eliot Morison demonstrates his mastery of American history with this biography of the heroic sailor of the eighteenth century Morison loved the sea, and this biography is a tribute to that love The author goes beyond a narrow naval context to establish Jones as a key player in the ...


  10. says:

    A biography that is based for a good part on hearsay, conjecture and rumor accompanied with a good dose of ballads is not much of a biography Morison seems to have erred on siding too much with Jones here and summarily dismisses, as jealousy and spite, many of the disparaging things about Jones, mostly told or written by his own crew But even Morrison can t do much for a man whose naval career includes such lows as marching to his own homestead in Scotland and stealing the Baron s silverware A biography that is based for a good part on hearsay, conjecture and rumor accompanied with a good dose of ballads is not much of a biography Morison seems to have erred on siding too much with Jones here and summarily dismisses, as jealousy and spite, many of the disparaging things about Jones, mostly told or written by his own crew But even Morrison can t do much for a man whose naval career includes such lows as mar...

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