Hero of the high seas : John Paul Jones and the American Revolution
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Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2006].
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JB JONES J
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In a marble crypt in Annapolis, Maryland, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, lies an American hero. In death, as in life, John Paul Jones commands the deepest affection of his fellow countrymen. Veteran children's writer Michael Cooper takes a fresh look at one of the most colorful characters of the Revolutionary War period. The war is viewed from Jones's perspective and the reader lives out all the uncertainties, the risks, and the dangers faced by Jones with each dramatic battle at sea. A Scots immigrant, John Paul Jones arrived in America on the eve of the War for Independence, and went on to serve in the Continental Navy. The arc of his exciting life's narrative would lead him to deliver the sting of war to the British people. We follow Jones's seaborne odyssey until his fate is forged in the biggest naval battle of the American Revolution. Jones and his crew aboard the Bonhomme Richard engage the Royal Navy's Serapis and vanquish the world's greatest sea power. The name of John Paul Jones is thereafter etched into the imagination of generations of American schoolboys. Now, Hero of the High Seas gives our generation an original, accurate, and objective historical reference point for one of our country's earliest naval heroes. In Jones we meet a determined, commanding man who demanded perfection and constantly strove for improvement. Although he remained a well-respected inspirational figure to his men, Jones's fiery temper also led him into several clashes with authority. Michael Cooper tells the story of this hero of the high seas with an invigorating realism and eye for detail. This historical biography is generously illustrated with period artwork, and photographs of historical artifacts. Fine National Geographic cartography traces the voyages and ports of call of this American hero.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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Book
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128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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English
ISBN:
079225547X

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General Note
Includes a timeline (pages 122-123) and list of "Words & expressions from the days of sailing ships." (page 124).
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and other resources (pages 125-126) and index.
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John Paul Jones, a Scots immigrant with a fiery temper, arrived in America on the eve of the War for Independence. There was a desperate need of men to command the newly created navy who had no fear of engaging the enemy. John Paul Jones was their man. He sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and engaged the Royal Navy's Serapis in what would be the biggest naval battle of The American Revolution with victory.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cooper, M. L. (2006). Hero of the high seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cooper, Michael L., 1950-. 2006. Hero of the High Seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cooper, Michael L., 1950-, Hero of the High Seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cooper, Michael L. Hero of the High Seas: John Paul Jones and the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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