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John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy
By Evan Thomas. ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-5804-3. Copyright 2003. Softcover with 381 pages including 6 illustrations, glossary, notes, bibliography, and index, plus 10 pages of glossy black and white photographs.
A biography of John Paul Jones; at sea and in the heat of the battle, the great American hero of the Age of Sail. Ruthless, indomitable, clever; he vowed to sail, as he put it, "in harm’s way." Drawn from John Paul Jones’s correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the American Revolution; John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.