John Paul Jones

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Evan Thomas

Narrated By: Dan Cashman

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2003

Duration: 7 hours 17 minutes

Summary:

This superlative biography from Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (Robert Kennedy, His Life) can hold its own on the shelf with Samuel Eliot Morison's Pulitzer Prize-winning Jones bio, A Sailor's Story. It does not add much to our knowledge of the events of its subject's life (from his birth in lowland Scotland in 1747 to his lonely death in revolutionary Paris in 1792), but it adds interpretations and dimensions to practically every event that has been recorded elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed learning about this often forgotten Revolutionary War hero. Jones' obsessios with "honor" and "class" certainly also instructs on 18th century values. This selection has prompted me to want to know more about this complex man.

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  • Anonymous

    This was a well written book about John Paul Jones and his life and times. I do wish the author had not constantly represented J.P.J. as a disappointed and ignored hero. I simply became tired of hearing about Jones’s unhappy situation due to his “lack of recognition”. If it bothers you, be prepared to fast forward.

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