Category : History
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780698197411
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Language : en
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“Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.” —Brad Thor This is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa’s Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new coun­try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion jus­tified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy—at least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy’s new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli—launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America’s journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous bestseller, George Washington’s Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Among the many sus­penseful episodes: ·Lieutenant Andrew Sterett’s ferocious cannon battle on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli. ·Lieutenant Stephen Decatur’s daring night raid of an enemy harbor, with the aim of destroying an American ship that had fallen into the pirates’ hands. ·General William Eaton’s unprecedented five-hundred-mile land march from Egypt to the port of Derne, where the Marines launched a surprise attack and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. Few today remember these men and other heroes who inspired the Marine Corps hymn: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.” Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates recaptures this forgot­ten war that changed American history with a real-life drama of intrigue, bravery, and battle on the high seas.

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780425288979
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A page-turning middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestseller about how a newly independent nation was challenged by foreign powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as captives demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford. Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate a truce, and decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to blockade Tripoli--launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of patriots.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Sentinel
ISBN : 9781591848066
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The little-known story of Thomas Jefferson's battle to defend America against Islamic pirates. Kilmeade and Yeager recount the dramatic events building up to this forgotten war against the Tripoli pirates and the heroics that led to its resolution. They tell the story of a 25 year-old sailor named Stephen Decatur who sailed into the enemy harbour, his boat disguised as a Maltese merchant ship, and William Eaton who led Marines on a 500 mile trek across the desert to surprise the port of Derna. New York Times bestselling authors make history come alive.

Category : History
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781504044301
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger: In 1785, US merchant ships that sailed the Mediterranean Sea began to face an unexpected threat: pirates from the North African coast. American sailors were subjected to pillage and enslavement while their government tried to negotiate tributes and ransom prices with the Islamic rulers of the Barbary nations. As the Barbary conflict intensified, Thomas Jefferson saw that negotiations could only proceed if the United States showed its military strength through a naval presence and the use of force in the Mediterranean. Jefferson committed himself to this cause as he rose to the position of secretary of state and later, president of the United States. In Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History, authors Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger trace the exciting tale of how these kidnappings led to the First Barbary War, what transpired between the warring nations, and how Thomas Jefferson’s decisions helped shape US policy today. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Category : History
Editor : PublicAffairs
ISBN : 9780786740208
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.

Category : History
Editor : Hachette Books
ISBN : 9781401383114
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A real-life thriller--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, who at the last moment grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government and sent Eaton off without proper national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton and his mission seemed doomed from the start. He triumphed against all odds, recruited a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, and led them on a march across the Libyan Desert. Once in Tripoli, the ragtag army defeated the local troops and successfully captured Derne, laying the groundwork for the demise of the Barbary Pirates. Now, Richard Zacks brings this important story of America's first overseas covert op to life.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780698164062
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The first novel in award-winning historian James L. Haley’s brilliant adventure series featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna—discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected. Rich with historical detail and cracking with high-wire action, The Shores of Tripoli brings this amazing period in American history to life with brilliant clarity.

Category : History
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781472810298
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The wars against the Barbary pirates not only signaled the determination of the United States to throw off its tributary status, liberate its citizens from slavery in North Africa, and reassert its right to trade freely upon the seas: they enabled America to regain its sense of national dignity. The wars also served as a catalyst for the development of a navy with which America could project its newly acquired power thousands of miles away. By the time the fighting was over the young republic bore the unmistakable marks of a nation destined to play a major role in international affairs.

Category : History
Editor : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN : UOM:39015062828648
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The rousing story of how the U.S. won its first war against terrorism in the early 1800s North Africa’s Barbary pirates long preyed on merchant vessels, and in the late 1700s they began targeting Americans. This book recounts the untold story of one of the defining challenges overcome by the young American republic and brings to life the exploits of William Eaton, an American gentleman adventurer who was appointed consul to Tunis just as hostilities between the Barbary State of Tripoli and the U.S. were about to explode. This fast-moving and dramatic tale examines the events that gave birth to the United States Navy and Marines, recounts the harrowing experiences of American seamen held as slaves in North Africa for more than a decade, and recreates the startling political, diplomatic, and military battles that were central to the conflict. Joshua London is a Washington, D.C.-based writer. He has written on politics and public policy for many publications, including the American Spectator, Human Events, National Review Online, and Details: Promoting Jewish, Conservative Values. Most recently, he contributed to Public Policy and Social Issues: Jewish Sources and Perspectives (2003). Mr. London holds an M.A. in social science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Davis

Category : Fiction
Editor : Independently Published
ISBN : 1794251251
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Originally published as Jihad at Sea. America's very first encounter with Radical Islam actually occurred as far back as 1784 when the merchant ship Betsey was attacked by Moroccan pirates off the coast of North Africa. America's experience with Islamic terrorism didn't start with 9/11. Nor did it begin with the bombing of the American Embassy in Beirut in 1983. Since 1983, American citizens and facilities throughout the world have been victimized dozens of times by Islamic terrorists. The USS Cole bombing, 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing and Orlando are among the better known attacks. The taking of the Betsey and her crew in 1784 was the first in a long list of costly incidents in the Mediterranean Sea along the Barbary Coast of Africa. These Barbary Pirates were motivated by more than greed. They justified their plunder and killing by citing Mohammad's and Allah's commands to wage jihad against infidels. The conflicts between Americans and the Barbary Pirates are known as the Barbary War, a war many modern Americans have forgotten or never knew about in the first place. Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates is an historical novel that brings to life that Forgotten War.