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

Author: Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger
Publisher: New York, New York : Sentinel, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Naval history
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger
ISBN: 9781591848066 1591848067 9780143129431 0143129430
OCLC Number: 900623905
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xvi, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Unprepared and unprotected --
Americans abroad --
Secretary Jefferson --
The humiliation of the USS George Washington --
Jefferson takes charge --
A flagpole falls --
The first flotilla --
Skirmish at sea --
Patience wears thin --
The doldrums of summer --
The omens of October --
The Philadelphia disaster --
By the cover of darkness --
The Battle of Tripoli --
Opening a new front --
Win the desert or die in the desert --
Endgame --
Fair winds and following seas.
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-Thomas Jefferson. Pirates. And national security. This is how you make history exciting. I dare you to put this book down.- --BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The President's Shadow -Reads like a Read more...

 
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