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To the shores of Tripoli : the birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines

Author: A B C Whipple
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For centuries, four nations along the northern rim of Africa then known as the Barbary Coast had been terrorizing merchant shippers, capturing and looting their vessels and imprisoning their crews for ransom. With a vital lifeline of the infant United States threatened by the Barbary pirates, President Thomas Jefferson faced one of the first major challenges to U.S. foreign policy: He could continue trading arms for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whipple, A.B.C. (Addison Beecher Colvin), 1918-
To the shores of Tripoli.
New York : Morrow, ©1991
(OCoLC)644993176
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A B C Whipple
ISBN: 0688087817 9780688087814
OCLC Number: 22731461
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Thomas Jefferson: Prologue in the desert --
Ransom, tribute, or war? --
Six frigates to fight the Dey --
"Chastise their insolence ..." --
"The Commodoress" --
pt. 2. Edward Preble: Disaster on Kaliusa Reef --
Singeing the Bashaw's beard --
Assault by gunboat and fireship --
pt. 3. William Eaton: A foreign legion of marines and mercenaries --
Rendezvous at Bomba --
Betrayal at Derna --
pt. 4. The price of peace: A presidential change of mind --
"Treason against the character of the nation."
Responsibility: A.B.C. Whipple.

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For centuries, four nations along the northern rim of Africa then known as the Barbary Coast had been terrorizing merchant shippers, capturing and looting their vessels and imprisoning their crews for ransom. With a vital lifeline of the infant United States threatened by the Barbary pirates, President Thomas Jefferson faced one of the first major challenges to U.S. foreign policy: He could continue trading arms for hostages with the Barbary Coast rulers or he could meet force with force.

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