Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

The Forgotten War That Changed American History

Book - 2015
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The authors of George Washington's Secret Six present a pop-history narrative that illuminates a lesser-known confrontation between the recently inaugurated third president and Pasha of Tripoli pirates who openly challenged his leadership by attacking American ships.
Publisher: New York, New York : Sentinel, [2015]
ISBN: 9781591848066
1591848067
Branch Call Number: 973.47 Kilmeade
E335 .K55 2015x
Characteristics: xvi, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Yaeger, Don - Author

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talk2terih
May 29, 2018

I am a great lover, and reader, of history, yet other than being vaguely aware that young America had experienced issues with the Barbary Pirates, I had no real knowledge of the depicted events. For me, this was a useful and entertaining popular history book exploring that issue. This is not, nor is it intended to be, a scholarly history, yet it still strives to be accurate in its events and relies on first person documents whenever possible. It is an easy one-day read, and I finished reading knowing that I had learned something new to me.

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TimKelly2008
Apr 10, 2017

Worst supposed non fiction book I have ever read. So poorly researched, even the bibliography does not match references or make any sense. The worst part is it appears to have an agenda and paints a very comical good/bad to referenced figures. It has all the makings for a script of a Hollywood Steven Segal movie.

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TennisPanther
Mar 22, 2017

Decent job Kilmeade!

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knole72
Jul 13, 2016

Well written historical recalling
accounts of well known American early leaders and the long battle of enslavement by the Barbary Nations and the barbaric treatment of all captured non Muslims.
Another great book that compliments this is Dean King's
Skeletons on the Zarhara.

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knitter2248
May 14, 2016

I really enjoy Brian Kilmeade's books. They're well written and tremendously interesting, featuring little known parts of American history. I enjoyed Washington's Secret Six, and this "forgotten war" was quite an eye opener. So many individuals, mostly Navy and Marine, but also little known diplomats. On top of the fact that so much else was going on during this time period, from the Constitutional Convention, presidencies of Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Madison.

A good read. Recommended.

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JHCL
Apr 18, 2016

Aptly titled. Worth the read,. Much more fun that grade 10 history books they gave us., and more than a little bit relevant to todays world.

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Wsp414
Apr 15, 2016

Reads well with decent historical references. Main criticism is that I would have liked less patriotism (and christianity for that part) flowing through the author's pen and more neutrality. There was no background on much of the North African nations at all and the author seems to have something personal against Muslims and the Barbary nations at the time.

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22950004968244
Mar 14, 2016

If you think America and the West's problems with Islam began as blowback from Bush and recent history you should read this history. Muslims used to take slaves (sex and otherwise) throughout their history. In 1800 the Mediterranean wasn't safe. The US decided to fight back to their credit.

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Bigfoot8
Mar 02, 2016

I learned a lot about our history of Tripoli and the other pirates. I had no idea of the depth of our problems (and England's) problems in that era.

It was also interesting to see how some outstanding men were not credited, and how much average men of high rank abused their privileges.

I agree with mdsdad2cn1's comment. It is far better than my own.

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Mrsdoody
Feb 11, 2016

So this is why the Navy was created...what foresight by Jefferson and Madsen. Great book.

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