Skip to main content

Get Started


  • Share


Edited by James C. Bradford

`This is a most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy. Jones has Art, and Secrecy, and aspires very high. . . His voice is soft and still and small, his eye has keeness and wildness and softness in it.'
Entry in the diary of John Adams on meeting John Paul Jones

Subject of myth and legend and a host of biographies, John Paul Jones was an enigmatic character, well-known as an American naval hero, ill-understood as a man.

Now for the first time, all Jones' extant papers gathered from repositories in the United States, Great Britain, the USSR, Denmark, the Netherlands, and France are available on microfilm in a single collection. Not only do they provide a fuller and more detailed account of Jones' character and motivation than has been possible before, they also contain a wealth of information on eighteenth-century naval affairs including the collection of prize money, diplomatic relations between Europe and America during the period of the Revolutionary War, and the business and social affairs of Americans in Europe at this critical time.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

Access Support Center

Microfilm Collection Guide

Related Products


A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

Learn More


A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

Learn More


A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

Learn More


Why the University of New England Changed Its Ebook Acquisition Strategy

The private institution used a combination of demand-driven acquisition models to increase usage, reduce cost per use and build an ebook collection tailored to its unique community.

Learn More

Introducing ProQuest Rialto

Modernizing selection and acquisition so librarians can buy what they need and use what they buy.

Learn More