Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The forgotten war that changed American history

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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The... 

The Mass Market Edition of the New York Times Bestseller. 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 resist intimidation.

When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was heavily in debt and needed rapid economic growth, but its merchant ships were attacked. Pirates from North Africa regularly captured American sailors and held them as slaves. They demanded ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford.

Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate with the leaders of barbarian states who believed their religion justified the plundering and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy, so President Jefferson decided to go beyond diplomacy. He sent the new warships of the US Navy and a division of Marines to the blockade of Tripoli. He started the Barbary Wars and began America's journey toward a future superpower status.

As in George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have turned an almost forgotten piece of history into a dramatic story that lets you check the next few pages over what happens next. Among the many exciting consequences:

· Lieutenant Andrew Sterett's ferocious cannon fight on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli.
· Lieutenant Stephen Decatur's daring nocturnal raid on an enemy port with the aim of destroying an American ship that had fallen into the hands of the pirate.
· The 500-mile march of General William Eaton of Egypt to the port of Derne, where the Marines first launched a surprise attack and an American flag was raised for victory abroad. "Another Blockbuster!" Read Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates 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 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 resist intimidation.
When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was heavily in debt and needed rapid economic growth, but their merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from the North African Barbary Coast regularly captured American seamen and held them as slaves. They demanded ransoms and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The...
  • "Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli...
  • This is the little-known story of how a newly...
  • When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America...
  • Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
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