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John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior.

John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior

Joseph Callo

Naval Institute Press

291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402

1591141028 $29.95 1-800-233-8764

Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.) presents John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior, a biography that eschews both the blind idolization of past accounts and the inaccurately deconstructionist present accounts of Jones' amazing life. Scrutinizing both the well-known aspects of Jones' life, such as his stunning military victories and his tireless advocacy of naval power, and lesser-known aspects such as his relationship with civilian leaders like Benjamin Franklin, which in turn set precedents for a fledgling nation's concept of civilian control of the military. A glossary and an index round out this even-handed and meticulously accurate examination of Jones' life and legacy.
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Author:Norton, Oliver
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Date:Apr 1, 2006
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