John Paul Jones Man of Action by Phillips Russell, Published by Brentano's in 1927 this is the fifth printing in October 1930 by Blue Ribbon Books of New York. This is an exciting biography of the country's first great naval hero of the Revolutionary War, John Paul Jones. The book is in good overall condition; the cover is clean with minimal shelf wear including scuffing and fading. The spine is tight and the pages are easily readable with minor yellowing. The dust jacket has chipping, some discoloration, and small tears, there is a crossed out name in one cover - see photos as part of the description. The book is about 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 1-1/2", 314 pages.
John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolution. Although he made enemies among America's political elites, his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. He later served in the Imperial Russian Navy. During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered (according to the later recollection of his first lieutenant)the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British captain: "I have not yet begun to fight!"