Searching for the Memory and Lost Grave of John Paul Jones
Published by: University of Massachusetts Press
240 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.70 in, 25 b&w illus.
- Published: June 2017
"What Remains adds an important new perspective to the life of John Paul Jones. The book gets beyond the implausible facts of Jones’s life to establish his relevance to our own lives and times."—Joseph Callo, author of John Paul Jones: America’s First Sea Warrior "If you have any interest in the American Revolution, you will appreciate this book. Well organized, you may read it from cover to cover or a chapter or section at a time. Either way, you will gain an appreciation for the life of John Paul Jones, born John Paul in Scotland, and his place in the American Revolution. You will also appreciate the significance of his return and the power of the press and the informational value in the pomp and ceremony accompanying the recognition of citizens who advanced the cause of the American Revolution at great personal sacrifice."—Patrick H. Hannum, Journal of the American Revolution "Hornick turns a string of former footnotes into fascinating facts about the rise and fall and resurrection of the legendary John Paul Jones. Why, Hornick wonders, was Jones maligned and forgotten after his death? How did his fame reignite in the 19th century? And how did Jones’ complex story - half fact and half fiction - inspire a half century search for his mortal remains?"—J. Dennis Robinson, The Portsmouth Herald "Mr. Hornick is a talented story-teller and the result is an easy to read, thoughtful, and logical unfolding of the detective work involved in locating not only the grave of John Paul Jones (Paris), but then in identifying the corpse to the satisfaction of all the nay-sayers . . . Highly recommended to any with an interest in American history or the early days of our navy."—William H. White, Naval History Book Reviews