John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

3,9 valoración promedio
( 858 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780743258043: John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy

The New York Times bestseller from master biographer Evan Thomas brings to life the tumultuous story of the father of the American Navy.

John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey and C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, “in harm’s way.” Evan Thomas’s minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones’s Bonhomme Richard and the British man-of-war Serapis off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel.

Drawing on Jones’s correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution—John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson—Thomas’s biography teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle, to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones’s spirit was classically American.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

Evan Thomas’s John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy grounds itself on the facts of Jones’s life and accomplishments to bolster his place among the pantheon of Revolutionary heroes while also working to deflate the myths that have circulated about his name. Jones, we learn, was confronted throughout his life with controversy and was crippled by ambition. But Thomas lauds Jones for early innovations as an American self-made man who rose from Scottish servitude.

Jones, despite his too brisk manner, was a true success, if not genius, as a naval captain. Early in the Revolutionary War, he captured a shipload of winter uniforms destined for General Burgoyne’s army in Canada, which instead warmed General Washington’s troops as they swept across the Delaware to defeat British at Princeton and Trenton. Later, Jones helped formulate the Navy’s plan of psychological warfare on British citizens. And Jones’s strategy to cut off the British fleet via the French Navy was arguably the most decisive strategic decision of the War.

In the end, Thomas makes a good case for a renewed appreciated for Jones’s role in the broader revolution, citing his many connections to the Founding Fathers and his contributions to the broader war effort. While it may be that the John Paul Jones who proclaimed "I have not yet begun to fight" never existed, the real man behind the textbook legend is every bit as compelling a figure in Thomas’s hands. This temperate biography situates Jones in what will likely prove durable fashion among portraits of Adams, Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson. --Patrick O'Kelley

About the Author:

Evan Thomas is the author of The Very Best Men: Four Who Dared: The Early Years of the C.I.A.; Robert Kennedy: His Life; The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst and the Rush to Empire, 1989; Sea of Thunder: The Last Great Naval Command, 1941-1945; and John Paul Jones. His most recent book is Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Thomas, Evan
Editorial: Simon and Schuster 2004-05-01 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon and Schuster 2004-05-01, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780743258043B

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,12
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Thomas, Evan
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2004. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VS-9780743258043

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,20
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Evan Thomas
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
READERS PRIDE
(PLANO, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. NEW Book in Mint Condition -- Great DEAL !! Fast Shipping -- Friendly Customer Service -- Buy with Confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería RP0743258045BN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,41
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

THOMAS
Editorial: Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon and Schuster. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0743258045

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,98
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Thomas, Evan
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2004. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780743258043

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,66
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Evan Thomas
Editorial: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The New York Times bestseller from master biographer Evan Thomas brings to life the tumultuous story of the father of the American Navy. John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O Brian s Jack Aubrey and C.S. Forester s Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, in harm s way. Evan Thomas s minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones s Bonhomme Richard and the British man-of-war Serapis off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel. Drawing on Jones s correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution--John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson--Thomas s biography teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle, to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones s spirit was classically American. Nº de ref. de la librería BZV9780743258043

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Evan Thomas
Editorial: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The New York Times bestseller from master biographer Evan Thomas brings to life the tumultuous story of the father of the American Navy. John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O Brian s Jack Aubrey and C.S. Forester s Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, in harm s way. Evan Thomas s minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones s Bonhomme Richard and the British man-of-war Serapis off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel. Drawing on Jones s correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution--John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson--Thomas s biography teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle, to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones s spirit was classically American. Nº de ref. de la librería BZV9780743258043

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,46
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Evan Thomas
Editorial: SIMON SCHUSTER, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The New York Times bestseller from master biographer Evan Thomas brings to life the tumultuous story of the father of the American Navy. John Paul Jones, at sea and in the heat of the battle, was the great American hero of the Age of Sail. He was to history what Patrick O Brian s Jack Aubrey and C.S. Forester s Horatio Hornblower are to fiction. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, in harm s way. Evan Thomas s minute-by-minute re-creation of the bloodbath between Jones s Bonhomme Richard and the British man-of-war Serapis off the coast of England on an autumn night in 1779 is as gripping a sea battle as can be found in any novel. Drawing on Jones s correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution--John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson--Thomas s biography teaches us that it took fighters as well as thinkers, men driven by dreams of personal glory as well as high-minded principle, to break free of the past and start a new world. Jones s spirit was classically American. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780743258043

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,67
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Thomas, Evan
Editorial: Simon & Schuster
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Simon & Schuster. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0743258045 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería NATARAJB1FI770671

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Evan Thomas
ISBN 10: 0743258045 ISBN 13: 9780743258043
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807432580431.0

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 11,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,40
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda