The Admiral and the Ambassador: One Man's Obsessive Search by Scott Martelle

By Scott Martelle

Because the French Revolution accrued steam, the precise place of Jones's grave—and, actually, the precise situation of St. Louis cemetery in Paris, the place he used to be buried in 1792—was forgotten: details on his demise and burial have been destroyed within the Paris Commune and the few who had attended his burial had passed on to the great beyond. His physique had, although, been preserved in a lead-lined coffin full of alcohol; theoretically, if the coffin should be situated, Jones should be back to the USA for correct burial. The Admiral and the Ambassador info Porter's lengthy, unrelenting look for that coffin, first via scraps of archive fabric and written reminiscences of funeral attendees, after which underneath the rickety constructions that were developed over what he believed to be the graveyard. This booklet, the one full-length account of the hunt for and discovery of John Paul Jones's physique, deals a desirable inspect the charismatic, real-life characters who populated the 1st century of the USA of the US.

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