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

Autor: Kilmeade, Brian
Yaeger, Don

Editorial: Sentinel

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History : When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt, with its economy and dignity under attack. Pirates from North Africa’s 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 Tripoli - launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America’s 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 country’s 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. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Africa
History & Geography   Military
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780143129431
ISBN 10:0143129430
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:272
Tamaño:8.43" l x 5.43" w x 0.75" h
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