Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History Author Brian Kilmeade
ISBN-10 0143129430
ISBN-13 9780143129431
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Sentinel
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When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801 America was deeply in debt with its economy and dignity under attack Pirates from North Africas Barbary Coast routinely captured American merchant ships and held the sailors as slaves demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford For fifteen years America had tried to work with the four Muslim powers Tripoli Tunis Algiers and Morocco driving the piracy but negotiation proved impossible Realizing it was time to stand up to the intimidation Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy He sent the U S Navy and Marines to blockade Tripolilaunching the Barbary Wars and beginning Americas journey toward future superpower status 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 countrys 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

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The Pirate Coast

The Pirate Coast Author Richard Zacks
ISBN-10 9781401383114
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 400