John Paul Jones: fighting sailor
The story of John Paul Jones, star of the American colonies' infant navy in the American Revolution - a star whoses rise and fall was meteoric. Scottish born, with a heritage of hate towards England, John took his training in British ships, but was forced by a mutiny to flee from Tobago, and seek hostage under a new name, in Virginia.
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A Prophecy and a Challenge
A Man Named Jones
The Fight Begins
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