THE EIGHTEENTH CAPTAIN A NOVEL OF JOHN PAUL JONES
literate and witty novel profiles the complex character of John Paul
Jones as he navigates the military, political and romantic battlefields
of Revolutionary America and France. Rousing sea battles and daring
military maneuvers, along with a cast of vivid characters ranging from
arrogant aristocrats to prostitutes, activate insightful and richly
imagined depictions of life on sea and land at the birth of two nations.
The tale is enlivened by racy historical cameos of such figures as Benjamin
Franklin, Benedict Arnold, and the Marquis de Lafayette.