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The Shores of Tripoli (Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure Series, Bk. 1)

Author: Haley, James L.

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Putnam Juvenile


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The Shores of Tripoli (Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure Series, Bk. 1) : 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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   Subject
Fiction   Historical
Fiction   Sagas
Fiction   Sea & Ocean

ISBN 13:9780425278178
ISBN 10:0425278174
Size:8.50" l x 5.50" w x 1.50" h
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