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John Paul Jones

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An associate of Benjamin Franklin and hero of the American War of Independence, John Paul Jones was the first captain to sail an American warship and was instrumental in the creation of a coordinated naval force for the new republic. Across the Atlantic, the Scotch Renegade had a far less enviable reputation, being most commonly remembered as a privateer and villain following his daring raids on British ports. This judgment would stand for a century or more. The 1875 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica exemplified this attitude: Though [Jones] certainly ranks as an officer of the Untied States, the independent manner in which he cruised might well suggest letters of marque rather than a government commission - in other words, there was a whiff of the pirate about him.

Author: Frank Walker
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover

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