John Paul Jones

In the 1950s, country western singer Johnny Horton sang that John Paul Jones “was a fightin man, a fightin man was he, he sailed to the east and he sailed to the west and helped set America free.” And so he did. No American fighting captain has captured the interest of American boys in the past as did Jones. His colorful life– full of controversy, swagger, violence, and patriotic fervor has dominated the other great masters of the sea in history.