THE REVOLUTIONARY by Lawrence Schoonover

THE REVOLUTIONARY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From his boyhood in Scotland to his ultimate brief tenure as Rear Admiral of the Russian Navy under Catherine the Great, one senses in this portrait of John Paul Jones, a man too big for his times. This is a vigorous, whole, man -- in his role as slaver, tracer, snatching at opportunities with more than a little piratical flavor, performing incredible feats of valor in attempts to prove loyalty to the infant American navy, victorious in the battle of the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis -- and dying haunted by a sense of frustration and dissatisfaction. Here are achievements that rival the maddest of adventure tales.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1958
Publisher: Little, Brown