John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior (Google eBook)

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 15, 2011 - History - 250 pages
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This fresh look at Americaís first sea warrior avoids the hero worship of past biographies and provides a more complete understanding of his accomplishments. Writing from the perspective of a naval officer with more than thirty years of experience and a seaman with a lifetime of sailing know-how, Callo examines Jonesí extraordinary career by going beyond his legendary naval achievements to establish him as a key player in the American Revolution. Analyzing his relationships with important civilian leaders of the Revolution, such as Benjamin Franklin, the author demonstrates how Jonesí handling of those often difficult dealings contributed to the nationís concept of civilian control of the military. In this acclaimed biography, Jones is shown to be not only a highly-skilled and relentless commander, but the first serving American naval officer to emphasize the role the Navy could play in the rise of the United States as a global power.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Beginnings
6
2 The Miracle Birth of a Navy
20
3 The Cutting Edge of Strategy
37
4 Beached
52
5 A Hard Beginning
70
6 A Pivot Point of History
86
7 Victorys Aftermath
101
11 In Command of a Fleet
151
12 Yesterdays Hero
168
13 The Coffin without a Nameplate
180
Epilogue
188
Appendixes
191
Notes
221
Glossary
228
Bibliography
239

8 Paris and Celebritys Cost
114
9 Homecoming
127
10 Peace and Paris
140
Index
243
About the Author
251
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About the author (2011)

Joseph Callo, Rear Admiral, USNR (Ret.), has written three books about Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, including Nelson Speaks and Nelson in the Caribbean. Named Naval Historyís Author of the Year in 1998 and winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, he lives in New York City.

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