by Jerry Alatalo
Oliver Stone won the Academy Award for Best Director. The 1989 film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, based on Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic’s autobiograpical book by the same name. 185 more words
John Paul Jones is remembered by Americans as a naval hero of the Revolutionary War and the founder of the American Navy.
He then had a remarkable short second career in the service of the Empress Catherine the Great in Russian’s conquest of Crimea. 543 more words